For whom testing is mandatory? Guide protocols Release-Dinamani IG News

For whom testing is mandatory? Guide protocols Release-Dinamani

Dr. Selvavinayagam, Director, Department of Public Health, has ordered district health officials and airport officials to make it mandatory for anyone coming from abroad with signs of monkeypox infection.

She advised to isolate and monitor those who have symptoms. This information is mentioned in the guidelines issued by Ava on Tuesday regarding monkey measles.

In this connection, Dr. Selvavinayakam has sent a circular to the Directors of International Airports in Tamil Nadu and the Associate Directors of Health in the District:

Monkey pox, which is thought to have spread from animal to animal in African countries, has been affecting various countries.

Its impact comes from many countries, including the United States, Britain, Singapore and Israel. Monkey pox has not been detected in India so far.

At the same time, there is a need to take precautionary measures and monitoring.

Monkeypox can spread from one person to another within 7 to 14 days. Its main symptoms include fever, headache, body aches, and psoriasis.

All travelers from countries where monkeypox has been diagnosed with such symptoms should be isolated and monitored at airports. In addition, it is necessary to collect mucus and blood samples from them and send them to the National Laboratory of Virology in Pune through the Department of Public Health.

If the infection is confirmed, it should be treated as per the guidelines of the Central and State Governments. Those involved should be isolated and treated until the damage to the body is completely healed.

It is important to raise awareness and provide guidance on how monkeypox can be transmitted to others through saliva.

In the circular, Dr. Selvavinayakam said that if anyone with symptoms of the disease is admitted to hospitals, the details should be reported to the health department immediately.