Monkeypox outbreak could be contained: WHO
The Karnataka authorities has intensified vigilance alongside the state borders to maintain the monkeypox virus at bay, Health Minister Dr Okay. Sudhakar stated right here on Saturday.
“We are being vigilant. We are taking up surveillance measures at our state borders and we have taken all precautionary measures,” he stated.
He additional acknowledged: “We have also made sure there is thermal screening at every port and airport round the clock. There are three officials at each place working in 8-hour shifts. This is the reason why no case has been reported in the state.”
He additionally acknowledged that an individual from Ethiopia who had travelled to India confirmed signs of monkeypox. “We sent his samples for a lab test. He tested negative for monkeypox on Friday. It was smallpox. As of now, there hasn’t been a single case of monkeypox,” he stated.
Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Mysuru and Chamarajanagar district authorities are protecting a vigil within the bordering districts as 5 instances of monkeypox have been confirmed in Kerala.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared monkeypox as a public well being emergency of worldwide concern (PHEIC) on July 22. More than 20,000 instances of monkeypox have been reported from 80 nations the world over. India has reported 9 instances of monkeypox — 5 from Kerala, 4 from New Delhi.