Regarding Monkeypox, ICMR (Indian Council of Medical and Research) said that there is a great danger for children and youth. ICMR Scientist of Dr. Aparna Mukherjee told that monkeypox infection is very sensitive for children. Elderly people have got the smallpox vaccine, which is effective against this disease. Since 1980, smallpox vaccine has not been given to the people in the country.
Dr. Aparna has also told that there is no need to panic about this disease. It spreads through close contact with the patient. If any patient comes in front of it, then avoid coming in close contact with him. Such people are being monitored who have traveled to countries where monkeypox patients are being found.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has asked countries to take necessary steps where monkeypox infection is spreading. Those countries have been asked to share the data of their vaccine stockpiles. WHO Director Sylvie Briand said that we do not yet know the exact cause of the disease, but countries should be more vigilant so that cases do not remain hidden and the infection does not spread rapidly.
Not a single case of this infection has been found in India so far. The government is also taking precautions regarding this infection from now on so that it does not face any major problem going forward. A health device maker called Trivitron has prepared a special RTPCR test kit to test for this infection. The special thing about this kit is that this kit gives the result in 1 hour, so that the treatment of that person can be started immediately.
Monkeypox was detected in 1958 in monkeys kept for research and the first human case was found in 1970. This infection is usually found in tropical rainforest regions of Central and West Africa.
Symptoms of this infection are fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes that last for 2-4 weeks. The proportion of people who died of this infection was 3-6% but no one died due to this infection in 2022. Cases of this infection have been found in 23 countries including Canada, Germany, Sudan, Australia, Italy, Spain and many others. Large countries are involved. A total of 257 people are infected in these countries and 117-127 people are suspected.
Corona had started wreaking havoc in a similar way and due to the carelessness of the people, the corona had spread so much that millions of people had lost their lives and even today people are dying due to corona in the world.