Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Govt releases dos & don’ts to prevent monkeypox

With rising cases of monkeypox in the country, the Union health ministry on Wednesday released a list of dos and don’ts to avoid contracting the disease.
It also underlined that anyone can catch the virus if they have had prolonged or repeated contact with an infected individual.
Among the dos, the ministry advised isolating the infected person from others so that the disease does not spread, use of hand sanitisers, or washing hands with soap and water, covering mouth with masks and hands with disposable gloves when close to a patient, and using disinfectants to sanitise the environment around.
The don’ts state– avoid sharing linen, beddings, clothes, towels, among others, with people who have tested positive for the infection.
The ministry advised not to wash soiled linen or laundry of patients and those of non-infected persons together, and avoid public events even if you only exhibit symptoms of the disease.
Monkeypox cases rise to 9: Delhi reported its fourth case of monkeypox on Wednesday with a 31-year-old Nigerian woman testing positive for the disease. With this case, India’s tally of monkeypox infections has gone up to nine.


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