Rapidly spreading monkeypox, America declared health emergency

In view of the increasing cases and danger of monkeypox, America has declared a health emergency. According to Reuters, Joe Biden’s administration has taken this step in view of the seriousness of the virus. On August 2, President Biden tasked two top officials to deal with the virus. There have been more than 6600 cases of monkeypox in America.

Let us tell you that monkeypox is spreading rapidly in Europe. About 10 thousand cases have been found together with Spain, Germany and the UK. There is currently no separate vaccine for monkeypox. The vaccine used for smallpox has also been used for this. So far, more than 26000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in 87 countries around the world.

India serious about monkeypox

So far 9 patients of monkeypox have been found in India, out of which one patient has died. The central government on Thursday convened a meeting of top health experts to reconsider the existing guidelines to deal with cases of monkeypox.

According to the ‘Guidelines on Management of Monkeypox Disease’ issued by the Centre, if a person has traveled to the affected countries within the last 21 days and has developed red rash, swollen lymph glands, fever, headache, body If symptoms such as pain and extreme weakness are seen in the patient then it will be considered ‘suspect’.

The guidelines define the people who have come in contact, saying that if a person comes in contact with an infected more than once during the period till the first symptoms appear and the crust on the skin falls off. The person who came in will be considered. This contact can be through face-to-face, direct physical contact, including having sex, contact with her clothing or bedding. This would be considered a suspected or confirmed case of monkeypox.

WHO recently declared monkeypox a global public health emergency. According to him, monkeypox is an infection spread from animals to humans and its symptoms are similar to smallpox.
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