In the country – Ministry of Public Health warns people to be vigilant ‘Monkeypox’ has no specific cure yet.

Saturday, May 21, 2022, 6:00 a.m.

Ministry of Public Health warns people to be vigilant

‘smallpox monkey’

There is no specific cure yet.

But the smallpox vaccine can be controlled.

Many provinces have been found to be infected.

The Ministry of Public Health has warned the public to beware of smallpox, which can be transmitted from animal to person – person to person. There is currently no specific drug used to treat it. but can also control the outbreak Smallpox vaccination while Australia, Sweden confirm first case after last week Several countries including England, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Canada and the United States have reported their first cases.

On May 20, 2022, Dr. Opas Karnkawinpong Director-General of the Department of Disease Control Ministry of Public Health said that from the news reports that people are interested in a lot. united kingdom case Four new cases of monkeypox were found, bringing the total to 7. Monkeypox is not a new disease. But it has been spreading for more than 20 years. This disease is caused by a virus of the Poxviridae family, located in the genus. Orthopoxvirus Like many viruses, including variola virus, vaccinia virus, and cowpox virus, monkeypox virus is found in animals. many kinds Especially animals from the family of monkeys and rodents such as squirrels, wild rats, etc., as well as people can be infected with the disease.

Can spread from person to person

People can contract the disease through direct contact with the blood, secretions or pustules of an infected animal. or from being bitten by infected animals Cooking food from wild animals or eating insufficiently cooked meat Or may be indirectly infected by touching the bed of sick animals.

Person-to-person transmission is even less likely. But it can occur through close contact with the patient through respiratory secretions. blistered skin or contaminated equipment When the infected person enters the body, there will be an incubation period of about 7-14 days, which can be up to 21 days. The initial symptoms are fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, enlarged lymph nodes, chills, fatigue. After about 1-3 days, there will be rash on the limbs and may occur on the face and body as well The rash turns into pustules. In the last stage, the pustules will become scaly and come off. Illness lasts about 2-4 weeks. Most patients will recover from the disease on their own. The severe symptoms are often found in children. In Africa, the mortality rate is about 10%.

Smallpox vaccine can control the epidemic

There is currently no specific treatment for monkeypox. but can also control the outbreak Vaccination against smallpox Monkey pox can be prevented by 85%. Prior to eradicating smallpox there was a vaccination, known as vaccination. This will help prevent both diseases. However, children born after 1980 will never have been vaccinated against smallpox before. Therefore, it is a group that is more at risk of monkey pox than other populations.

Suggest ways to protect yourself

for disease prevention To begin with, protect yourself: 1) avoid direct contact with the blood, secretions or pustules of infected animals or wild animals; 2) avoid eating undercooked meat; 3) wash your hands frequently. with soap and water or alcohol gel when in contact with infected animals or people or traveling into the forest 4) not bringing wild animals to raise or importing animals from abroad without disease screening Must be screened and monitored for symptoms until 21 days. If you have symptoms of illness, seek immediate medical attention. and quarantine to prevent the patient from spreading the infection

Many local governments just met last week.

In recent weeks, several countries that have never seen chickenpox reported their first cases, such as England, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Canada, the United States, although the disease mainly occurs in West and Central Africa. Caused by a virus similar to human chickenpox. but have fewer symptoms by meeting the patient for the first time in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the post-1970s and more cases in West Africa over the past decade. The patient will have fever, headache, and a rash on the face that spreads to other parts of the body.

Australia sees first patient

Victoria’s Office of Public Health South East Australia said a man in his 30s was diagnosed with the infection. Traveling from England back to Melbourne On Monday, a man in his 40s in Sydney New South Wales east of australia Suspected infection and recently returned from Europe. Both men had mild symptoms upon their return. It is a symptom consistent with chickenpox. NSW health officials reassured communities that The disease is not contagious as is the case with the coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 or the flu. By informing doctors and hospitals to increase surveillance.

Sweden’s Ministry of Health calls for war to report dangers

Swedish Office of Public Health Confirmed case of monkey pox infection the country’s first Monkey pox is a rare disease caused by a viral infection. and can be life threatening And the Swedish Health Agency has called on the government to declare that This disease is a danger to society. to be able to take measures such as contact tracking and quarantine

Clara Sonden, communicable disease specialist And the investigator of the Swedish Public Health Office announced to the press that This is a very unusual disease. The agency is currently investigating the disease with the regional epidemic control unit. If there is an increase in the number of infected people in Sweden Persons in Sweden who have been confirmed to be infected with the virus. have mild symptoms and was fully taken care of by the medical team We still don’t know where the person got the infection from. The authorities are currently investigating.

British medical personnel vaccination

Foreign news agencies reported that UK Office of Health Safety UKHSA (UKHSA) has released a statement on the case of smallpox, or monkeypox, saying it has confirmed at least nine cumulative cases so far this month, all of whom have been infected with the West African strain, which is 1. in two variants of this disease by another species is the Congolese The mortality rate is 10%, while the West African species has a mortality rate of about 1%.

Italy reports first monkeypox infection

Xinhua news agency reported that Italy reports cases of monkeypox infection the country’s first which has a history of visiting the Canary Islands of Spain The patient is being treated at the Spallanzani Hospital in Rome, one of the country’s leading infectious disease hospitals, the report said. The hospital is monitoring two other patients who are likely to be infected with the virus.

The Italian National Institute of Health (ISS) has established a task force to continuously monitor the situation in the country. While the Italian Ministry of Health urges regions Watch out for viral infection according to the local hospital

Peru has issued a vigilance.

Jorge Lopez, Minister of Health of Peru Revealed that the Peruvian government has announced public health surveillance. on thursday Amid the outbreak of monkey pox virus in some countries Although Peru has not yet detected any local cases of the virus, Peru has not been infected with the monkey pox virus. However, the announcement was made to prevent any possible outbreaks. This measure requires Peru’s National Institutes of Health. with the National Center for Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Carry out care and observation of the population in the country. By now the Ministry It is also evaluating the possibility of purchasing a vaccine to immunize Peruvians with the disease.

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