Monkeypox Virus: Concern about monkeypox virus is increasing all over the world. More than 16 thousand cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 75 countries.
Monkeypox Virus Vaccine: Instructions are being given to take precaution in almost all countries regarding monkeypox. Monkeypox cases have been reported in more than 75 countries of the world. This dangerous virus has so far caught more than 16 thousand people. 5 patients have also lost their lives due to the virus. Talking about the country, five cases of monkeypox have been reported here too. In such a situation, there is a need to be cautious about monkeypox. This question is burning in the minds of people whether there is a risk of spreading monkeypox on a large scale? How is monkeypox tested? Which people are most at risk from this virus? Let us tell you the answer to every question related to monkeypox.
- Monkeypox threat increased in India too
Let us inform that a suspected patient of monkeypox found in Delhi on Sunday has been admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital. He has been kept in isolation and now he is not getting fever. All the family members of the patient are isolated at home. A total of 4 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported in the country. Three cases have been reported in Kerala and one in Delhi. A suspicious case has also come to the fore in Telangana. Four of these patients are below 40 years of age and all four are men. Three out of four have come from African countries.
- who is at risk
Doctors believe that the risk of monkeypox in India is less for people who have been affected by smallpox or smallpox. People who have taken the chickenpox or smallpox vaccine are also at less risk of this disease. Smallpox vaccine was stopped in India after the 1975-80 era. Therefore, people who were born after 1980 are considered more at risk.
- symptoms of monkeypox
After 5 days watery rash comes inside the face, hands and feet.
- How is monkeypox tested?
The disease is diagnosed by PCR technology only. To take a sample, a sample is taken from the granules on the skin. Apart from this, the blood sample of the patient is taken. Monkeypox is confirmed by both the tests. Monkeypox usually gets better on its own in 21 days.
- medicine and vaccine
Amidst the growing threat of monkeypox, a drug has come to the fore in America. CDC i.e. America’s Center for Disease Control has recommended to try tecovirimat drug. But this medicine is not yet available in India. In America, the vaccine for smallpox is also being given to the patients of monkeypox. This medicine can give some relief in the initial disease. However, after the passage of 7 days, it was not seen to be of much benefit. Europe’s Medicines Authority Agency (EMA) has recommended the drug Imvanex to be used for the treatment of monkeypox. This medicine is made for the treatment of smallpox.
- What did the medical director of Lok Nayak Hospital say?
Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of Lok Nayak Hospital told that no medicine is being given to the 31-year-old patient of Delhi right now. He was only isolated so that the infection did not spread. He said that some cases of this disease will definitely come but will not spread on a large scale. If anyone has a red rash or watery rash on the skin with fever, then reach the government hospital. For the time being, the work of testing in India will remain through the government.