Monkeypox: Alerts issued in country’s all ports...

Monkeypox: Alerts issued in country’s all ports

 Staff Correspondent   daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 09:49 AM, 22 May 2022   Updated: 03:48 PM, 22 May 2022

DGHS issues warnings at all ports of the country to prevent the transmission of Monkeypox

DGHS issues warnings at all ports of the country to prevent the transmission of Monkeypox

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) issued warnings at all ports of the country to prevent the transmission of the new virus, Monkeypox, which has been confirmed in at least 12 countries so far. 

DGHS spokesperson Dr Nazmul Islam came up with the information on Saturday (21 May) night.  

Mentioning that nothing to worry about Monkeypox, he said, "We are monitoring the overall situation of the virus. In the meantime, all the ports including airports and land ports have been asked to be vigilant. So that, if a suspected patient arrives, they can be identified and rushed to the hospital."  

More than 80 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in at least 12 countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) said another 50 suspected cases are being investigated - without naming any countries - and warned that more cases are likely to be reported.

Infections have been confirmed in nine European countries, as well as the US, Canada and Australia.

Monkeypox is most common in remote parts of Central and West Africa. It is a rare viral infection which is usually mild and from which most people recover in a few weeks, according to the UK's National Health Service.

The virus does not spread easily between people and the risk to the wider public is said to be very low. 

There is no specific vaccine for monkeypox, but a smallpox jab offers 85% protection since the two viruses are quite similar. 

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