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2nd Monkeypox Case in India Center Requires Strict Screening of International Arrivals – India Hindi News


The center advised a “strict health screening” of all international passengers upon arrival on Monday. The center’s request comes as a 31-year-old man from Kannur, Kerala state was tested positive for monkeypox on Monday. This is the second case of the disease in India. This information was provided by an official of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Earlier, it was advised to screen travelers coming from African countries. The Union’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare reviewed the performance of health screening for international travelers arriving in India at airports and ports. The Ministry of Health said in a statement that as part of the review process, health authorities in states, airports and ports have been advised to ensure strict health screening of all international travelers to check for the risk of monkeypox disease coming from abroad. risk.”

Second case of monkeypox was found in Kerala, the patient was identified at the airport

The meeting was attended by regional officials of the Federal Ministry of Health, officials in charge of the health of airports and ports, and regional directors. Earlier, an official said the second patient of the rat disease had landed at Mangaluru Airport in the coastal state of Karnataka from Dubai on July 13. They said he was hospitalized after showing symptoms of the disease and his samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune. He said that during the investigation it was found that he was infected with the virus.

Last week, the Federal Ministry of Health sent a high-level team to Kerala to assist the state health authorities in initiating public health measures after the discovery of the first case of monkeypox in Kollam district on Thursday. An official memo from the Ministry of Health last week said: “In light of the confirmation of a case of monkeypox virus from Kollam district of Kerala, the Ministry of Health has decided to assist the Kerala government in investigating the outbreak and initiating necessary public health measures.” It was decided to send a central team to

Officials said the team will work closely with state health departments to assess the situation on the ground and recommend necessary public health interventions. The Ministry of Health had earlier said, “The Government of India is taking proactive steps by carefully monitoring the situation and coordinating with states in case of any possible outbreak.”

Meanwhile, according to news from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala Health Minister Vina George said that a 31-year-old man who arrived in the state from Dubai last week has tested positive for monkeypox. This is the second case of monkeypox in the state as well as in the country. The minister said the patient, who arrived in Kerala on July 13, is a resident of Kannur and is undergoing treatment at Pariyaram Medical College there. He said that the human health condition is stable. The minister also said that all those who had close contact with the patient are being closely monitored.

According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is a viral animal disease with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients. However, it is less clinically dangerous.

 

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