The central government has taken a big decision regarding the cases of monkeypox in the country. The government has constituted a task force to monitor the cases of monkeypox. According to government sources, this team will be headed by Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health) of NITI Aayog. The team members will include secretaries from the Union Ministry of Health, Pharma and Biotech. This entire team will keep an eye on the cases of monkeypox across the country.
Actually, recently cases of monkeypox have also been reported in India. After receiving patients in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Delhi, the government is seeing a lot of alert. This is the reason why the government has directed airport and port health officers, besides regional directors of health and family welfare departments, to conduct strict health screening of all international travelers in view of monkeypox.
Global health emergency over monkeypox
Monkeypox disease first appeared in 1958. Then this infection was found in monkeys kept for research. That’s why it is named Monkeypox. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global health emergency due to the rapidly spreading monkeypox around the world. WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that the outbreak of monkeypox is of international concern.
Suspected patient of monkeypox dies in Kerala
Meanwhile, a 22-year-old boy died in Kerala on Saturday. This boy was found infected with monkeypox in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). His test report came positive. However, it is not yet confirmed that he died due to monkeypox virus. Kerala Health Minister Veena George says that the cause of death of a 22-year-old boy from Thrissur was suspected to be monkeypox.
Youth returned from UAE in Kerala
The young man was found positive for monkeypox in the UAE. He reached India on July 21, while his test report was found positive a day before leaving the UAE. He was admitted to the hospital on 27 July. Test results have been submitted to him yesterday only. He was living here with his family. His samples will be re-examined. This investigation will be done at the Institute of Virology, Allappuzha.
Monkeypox cases found in Delhi, Tamil Nadu
Let us tell that due to the cases of monkeypox in the country, the tension of the government has increased. So far, monkeypox infected patients have been found in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Delhi. Three cases of monkeypox have been found in Kerala. The first case of monkeypox was reported in Kerala on 14 July. Four days later, on July 18, the second case was confirmed, then on July 22, the third case came to light. The travel history of all three patients was recorded. All these three patients had returned from UAE and came in contact with an infected person there.
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