Center Publishes Do’s and Don’ts to Avoid Contracting Monkeypox | Indian news

NEW DELHI: The Union Ministry of Health published on Wednesday a list of do’s and don’ts to avoid contracting monkey poxin the middle of the climb cases in the country.

  • Isolate the infected person from others so the disease does not spread.
  • hand use disinfectants.
  • Wash hands with soap and water.
  • Cover your mouth with a mask and your hands with disposable gloves when you are around a patient.
  • Use of disinfectants to sanitize the environment.

not to do

  • Avoid sharing bedding, bedding, clothing, towels, etc., with people who have tested positive for the infection.
  • Do not wash the soiled bedding or clothing of patients and non-infected persons together.
  • Avoid public events even if you only have symptoms of the disease.

“Do not stigmatize people who have contracted the virus, nor suspected patients. Also, don’t believe any rumors or misinformation,” he said.
He also stressed that anyone can contract the virus if they have had prolonged or repeated contact with an infected person.
Meanwhile, a working group on monkeypox has been formed to closely monitor the emerging situation in the country and decide on response initiatives to tackle the spread of the disease.
It will also provide guidance to the government on the expansion of diagnostic facilities in the country and explore emerging trends related to vaccination for the disease, official sources told PTI.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern.
According to the WHO, monkeypox is a viral zoonosis, a virus transmitted to humans by animals, with symptoms similar to smallpox, although clinically less severe.
Monkeypox usually manifests with fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes and can lead to a variety of medical complications. It is usually a self-limited illness with symptoms lasting two to four weeks.
The ‘Guidelines on the management of monkeypox disease’ issued by the Center stated that person-to-person transmission occurs primarily through large respiratory droplets that generally require prolonged close contact.
It can also be transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluids or lesions, and indirect contact with the material of the lesion, such as through contaminated clothing or bedding from an infected person. Animal-to-human transmission can occur through the bite or scratch of infected animals or through the preparation of bushmeat.
The incubation period is typically six to 13 days, and the case fatality rate for monkeypox has historically ranged as high as 11 percent in the general population and higher among children. In recent times, the fatality rate has been around 3 to 6 percent.
Symptoms include lesions that usually begin within one to three days of the onset of fever, last around two to four weeks, and are often described as painful until the healing phase when they begin to itch.
A notable predilection for palms and plants is characteristic of monkeypox, according to the guidelines.
(With agency supplies)

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