UP govt asks officials to remain alert as Monkeypox virus cases increase

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Lucknow: Yogi government has issued a new advisory to its officials asking them to stay alert after a sharp increase in Monkeypox cases. CM Yogi has directed the top officials of the state to make aware the people of the symptoms and treatment of the virus as per the Centre’s guidelines.

According to a government spokesperson, there is no case of Monkeypox in Uttar Pradesh yet but state government has asked the concerned department to keep an eye on the people returning form abroad.

Directing the health officials to monitor people with rashes, which is not a disease, particularly those returned from the countries where Monkeypox patients were found or they got in contact with the patients, should get their blood tested. The government has also instructed to set up ten-bed wards in the state medical college so infected people can be treated with immediate effect. The health department is keeping an eye in the entire state. The department has also issued an advisory for symptoms and treatment of Monkeypox.

Monkeypox reported to be causing mild infection and the virus spreads from one person to another through exposure to respiratory droplets, which can enter the body via mucous membranes in the eyes, mouth and nose. The infection is highly transmissible that can transmit when a person comes in contact with infected lesions or body fluids.

first published:June 9, 2022, 8:43 p.m.

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