The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued an advisory to federal and provincial health department officials to remain on high alert in view of the threat of monkeypox cases.
The federal health ministry has asked all stakeholders, especially the Central Health Establishment, which monitors entry routes in the country, to remain vigilant after cases of monkeypox came to light in different parts of the world.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has directed all public and private hospitals to ensure timely detection of the virus and ensure readiness for treatment.
According to an alert issued by the Department of Health, there has been an increase in cases of monkeypox in various countries, including the United Kingdom, Spain, and Canada, where cases of the virus are not commonly found, while a total of 92 cases have been confirmed so far. Hotchkis and 28 suspected cases have been reported.
The National Institutes of Health says the situation has forced all countries to take further steps to monitor and monitor it, while the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Disease Control is closely monitoring the situation and keeping all stakeholders informed of the situation.
The alert said the virus could be transmitted through touching infected animals, humans, or infected objects, with the virus entering the body through exposed skin, respiratory tract, eyes, nose, or mouth. happens.
In addition, direct or indirect contact with body fluids, wounds, or contaminated clothing can transmit the virus from person to person.
The alert added that monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. Can be shelters that can affect people.
Infected with the virus, the patient develops an itch within one to three days of the onset of the fever. The itching often begins in the face and then spreads to other parts of the body. Other symptoms include headache, muscle aches, fatigue, and swelling.
The incidence of the virus in the body is usually 7 to 14 days but it can remain in the body for 5 to 21 days whereas in case of infection the disease usually lasts for two to four weeks.
Punjab CM orders health department to remain vigilant
On the other hand, taking note of this situation, Punjab Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz has directed the health department to remain vigilant in the province in view of the fears of the spread of monkeypox epidemic and said that the precautionary measures taken by the World Health Organization should be implemented. Make sure at all costs.
In a statement released on social networking site Twitter, the Punjab Chief Minister said that necessary precautionary measures should be taken immediately to prevent the spread of monkeypox.
Hamza Shahbaz said that an effective system of screening passengers at airports should be devised and precautionary measures should be taken in time to prevent the spread of the disease.