Govt issues advisory on Monkeypox

The Government of India has issued an advisory on monkeypox signs (MPX), symptoms, transmission, prognosis, and preventive strategies. According to Dr Suman Singh, Director of Health Services, Chandigarh, the consultation is general information and there is nothing to worry about. A severe viral disease, common symptoms include rash (starting in the face and spreading to the arms, legs, palms, and soles), swollen lymph node, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, sore throat, and cough.

Some complications include eye pain or blurred vision, shortness of breath, chest pain, difficulty breathing, change in consciousness, seizures, and decreased urine output, in people with significant comorbidities, and in immunocompromised individuals. .

It is caused by human-to-human transmission, primarily through large respiratory droplets, which generally require close, long-term contact. It can also spread through direct physical contact, contact with bodily fluids, lesion materials, and sexual contact, apart from indirect contact, through contaminated clothing or linens.
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Some precautions include avoiding contact with any items, such as bedding, clothing or towels used by an infected person, isolating the infected person, practicing good hand hygiene, and minimizing exposure to surrounding areas by covering their nose and mouth with a mask and skin lesions with a sheet or gown. It is also advisable to inform the nearest health facility in case of contact.

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