Amidst increasing cases of monkeypox, the central government issued advisory, read what to do and what not to do
Amidst the increasing cases of monkeypox in the country, the central government has issued an advisory. The Health Ministry has said that prolonged contact or contact with infected people can cause monkeypox. According to the advisory, it has been advised to wash hands with soap or use sanitizer to avoid infection. In view of the threat of the virus, the World Health Organization has declared monkeypox as a public health emergency. Many cases of this have also been reported in India.
Monkeypox can live in the body for three to four weeks. If monkeypox occurs, the first symptom is fever. Along with this, there is pain in the body and muscles, headache and swollen lymph nodes. Rashes appear on the face, which gradually spread to the body.
do’s and don’ts
According to the advisory, in case of infection, first isolate the patient from other people. Wash hands with soap or use sanitizer. If there is a monkeypox patient near you, then carry a mask and gloves. Use disinfectant where you live. Do not use sheets or towels used by the patient. Avoid going to crowded places or public events if you are showing symptoms of monkeypox. Do not mislead people by giving wrong information. Share only information that is certified by a doctor or issued by a health agency.
Symptoms appear in 6 to 13 days
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it takes 6 to 13 days for symptoms to appear after being infected with monkeypox. In some cases it may take 5 to 21 days. Symptoms such as fever, headache, fatigue and back pain begin to appear within 5 days from the day of infection. Within 1 to 3 days of fever, the skin starts showing its effect and the rash starts appearing. In 95 percent of cases, the rash appears on the face and in 75 percent of the cases, the rash occurs on the palms and soles of the feet.