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Following the confirmation of the monkeypox virus in Kerala, the central government has gone on alert and written a letter to many states asking them to stay alert. At the same time, instructions have been given to implement the guidelines drawn up by the Union Ministry of Health. Apart from this, the Ministry of Health of the Union has sent a multidisciplinary team to Kerala in view of the confirmation of the smallpox of the monkey in the Kollam district of Kerala. This team will work closely with state health officials. After arriving in Kerala, the central team said we are investigating the situation. After taking all the details, we will talk to the media.
The Tamil Nadu government is also on alert
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramaniam said we have started surveillance at 13 checkpoints on the state borders with Kerala. We are already conducting massive fever detection camps and we have also attached monkeypox control. If it is discovered that someone has symptoms, it will be monitored.
More than three thousand cases of monkeypox worldwide
Cases of smallpox have been reported in many countries around the world. According to the World Health Organization report, from January 1, 2022 to June 22, 2022, a total of 3,413 cases of smallpox in the monkey have been confirmed. These cases have been reported from 50 countries. Most of these cases have been reported in the European region (86%) and 11% in the US.
What are the symptoms of monkeypox infection?
According to the WHO, the incubation period (from infection to onset of symptoms) of monkeypox infection is usually 6 to 13 days, although in some people it can be up to 5 days. at 21 days. An infected person may experience severe weakness with fever, severe headache, lymphadenopathy (inflammation of the lymph nodes), back and muscle pain. The problem of swollen lymph nodes is considered the most common symptom. Apart from this, there may be large rashes on the patient’s face and hands and feet. In some serious infections, this rash can also affect the cornea of the eye. According to health experts, the number of deaths from smallpox in the monkey can reach 11 percent. Young children with the infection have a higher risk of death.
What are the causes of monkeypox infection?
According to health experts, this infection is caused by a virus called monkeypox. This virus belongs to the group of orthopoxviruses. Other members of this group cause infections such as smallpox and smallpox in humans. According to the WHO, there are very few cases of infection by smallpox from one person to another. There is a possibility of transmission of the infection to other people due to the drops released from the sneezes and cough of the infected person, ulcers on the skin of the infected person or close contact with the infected person.