CM Adityanath Asks Those With Symptoms to Get Blood Tests; Special Focus on Flyers

Bearing in mind the rise in monkeypox cases worldwide, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the state health ministry and hospitals to stay alert. Adityanath has instructed senior officials to educate the general public about the symptoms and treatment of monkeypox as per the center’s guidelines.

So far, no case of monkeypox has been reported in Uttar Pradesh, but in wake of the danger, the state government has asked the concerned department to monitor the people returning from abroad.

“People with suspicious symptoms should have their blood tested,” the prime minister said, instructing health officials to monitor people, especially those who have returned from counties where monkeypox cases have been found. Those with a rash – which may not necessarily be due to illness – will also be kept under observation.

Instructions have also been issued to set up 10-bed wards in government medical schools so that patients can be admitted and treated with immediate effect.

The state’s health department is maintaining vigilance in the state and has issued a warning for monkeypox symptoms and treatment. Samples from suspected patients will be sent to laboratories located in Pune.

Monkeypox has been reported to cause a mild infection. The virus spreads from person to person mainly through exposure to respiratory droplets, which can enter the body through the mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth and nose. It can also be transmitted when a person comes into contact with infected lesions or body fluids.

Some of the symptoms of monkeypox are fever, severe headache, lymphadenopathy (swollen lymph nodes), back pain, muscle aches (muscular aches), and severe weakness (lack of energy).

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