Monkeypox: Health Ministry lists do’s and don’ts for viral disease as India sees rise in cases

Published on August 03, 2022 01:22 PM IST

  • Monkeypox (MPX) is a viral zoonotic disease with symptoms similar to smallpox, although with less clinical severity. MPX was first discovered in 1958 in a colony of monkeys kept for research, hence the name ‘monkeypox’.

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As cases in India rose to eight, with one patient each in Delhi and Kerala, the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday issued dos and don'ts to prevent the spread of viral monkeypox.  Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday during the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the Union Minister said, "No need to fear monkey disease, awareness campaign is being conducted in collaboration with state governments: Public awareness is very important in case of monkey disease.  We constituted a task force under the chairmanship of a member of NITI Aayog on behalf of the Government of India."(Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay)

Published on August 03, 2022 01:22 PM IST

As cases in India rose to eight, with one patient each in Delhi and Kerala, the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday issued dos and don’ts to prevent the spread of viral monkeypox. Speaking in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday during the Monsoon Session of the Parliament, the Union Minister said that there is no need to fear monkey disease, an awareness campaign is being conducted in collaboration with the state governments: Public awareness is very necessary. A case of monkeypox. We formed a task force on behalf of the Government of India chaired by a member of the NITI Aayog.” (Image by Pete Linforth from Pixabay)

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What to do: Isolate the infected person from others so that the disease does not spread. (HT Photo/Suni Ghosh)

Published on August 03, 2022 01:22 PM IST

What to do: Isolate the infected person from others so that the disease does not spread. (HT Photo/Suni Ghosh)

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Do: Use hand sanitizer, or wash your hands with soap. (Unsplash)

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Do: Use hand sanitizer, or wash your hands with soap. (Unsplash)

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Do: Cover your mouth with a mask and hands with disposable gloves near the patient. (Unsplash)

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Do: Cover your mouth with a mask and hands with disposable gloves near the patient. (Unsplash)

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Dos: Use disinfectants to clean the environment around you. (Unsplash)

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Dos: Use disinfectants to clean the environment around you. (Unsplash)

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Don'ts: Don't stigmatize people infected with the virus and even suspected patients.  Also, don't believe any rumor or misinformation. (File image)

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Don’ts: Don’t stigmatize people infected with the virus and even suspected patients. Also, don’t believe any rumor or misinformation. (File image)

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Don'ts: Avoid public events even if you exhibit only symptoms of the disease. (PTI)

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Don’ts: Avoid public events even if you exhibit only symptoms of the disease. (PTI)

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Don'ts: Avoid sharing linen, bedding, clothes, towels, etc. with people who have tested positive for monkeypox. (PTI)

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Don’ts: Avoid sharing linen, bedding, clothes, towels, etc. with people who have tested positive for monkeypox. (PTI)

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Don'ts: Do not wash soiled linen or clothing belonging to sick and non-infected persons. (AP)

Published on August 03, 2022 01:22 PM IST

Don’ts: Do not wash soiled linen or clothing belonging to sick and non-infected persons. (AP)

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