The Union Home Ministry issued guidelines for the recently viral monkeypox, in India. The guidelines, issued on July 27, include twenty-one days of isolation, wearing masks, following hand hygiene, and keeping lesions fully covered. Furthermore, as of now, there are four confirmed cases of monkeypox, including one in Delhi. The issued guidelines are for monkeypox-positive people, and those who came in contact with the positive ones.
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The WHO declared monkeypox disease a public health emergency, after it spread to approximately 75 countries, across the globe. On July 23, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, "The global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern." The declaration… read-more
Kerala's health minister, Veena George, said on July 14 that a person who had returned from overseas had been brought to a hospital after exhibiting signs of monkeypox. The National Institute of Virology has received his samples for examination. Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease with symptoms like smallpox but less severe clinically. This is the first case in India to exhibit these symptoms.
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While the effects of monkeypox infection during pregnancy are unknown, research shows that infection may have negative consequences for the foetus or newborn infant as well as the mother, according to the World Health Organization. There is a hazard to health professionals if they come into contact with a patient while not wearing adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to avoid spreading.
World Health Organization (WHO) released interim regulations on the spread of monkeypox, which include vaccine recommendations. It stated that mass vaccination against the monkeypox virus as a preventative approach is not suggested. "We are working with partners and experts from around the world on changing the name of monkeypox virus, its clades, and the disease it causes," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated on June 14.… read-more