Helath Minsitry on Monkeypox: The risk of monkeypox is increasing all over the world. So far the number of monkeypox in India has increased to 8 yesterday. One patient has also died. The central government has already issued guidelines to the states regarding monkeypox. The central government has also constituted a task force to monitor this disease and prevent infection. A committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Dr VK Paul, member of NITI Aayog. Many other people including Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan are included in the committee. Delhi government has asked three hospitals to make isolation wards regarding monkeypox. Now in view of the increasing effect of monkeypox, the Union Health Ministry has issued a guideline. The guideline told what to do and what not to do to avoid monkeypox.
What to do
Ministry has instructed to stay away from infected patients
Wear a mask and use gloves if you are around an infected person.
Keep washing your hands with soap or sanitizer.
Do not have sex with monkeypox infected patient
what not to do
Do not share your towel with anyone who has come in contact with a monkeypox patient
Do not wash your clothes with the clothes of an infected person
If you have symptoms then do not go to any public event or meeting. Don’t scare people on the basis of misinformation
Do not share your cup and food with a monkeypox patient
What is monkeypox?
According to the United Nations, initially many monkeys were confirmed to have this virus. Its name was Monkeypox in the year 1958. The first case of monkeypox was found in a nine-month-old girl in 1970 in Congo. Most cases of monkeypox are found in the forests of Central and West Africa. People from here get infected by the animals here. Anyone who travels here can also get monkeypox. Its symptoms are fever, severe headache, muscle pain and back pain. According to the World Health Organization, a total of 22 thousand cases have been reported in 75 countries of the world.