WHO's warning: Corona and Monkeypox big challenge, Government of India in action mode

Publish Date: 24 May, 2022 |

Experts have expressed concern about a new viral disease, which is currently causing havoc in many parts of the world and it emerged at the time of the coronavirus epidemic. So far, more than 100 cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide. WHO has also warned not to take this disease lightly. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that corona and monkeypox are major challenges facing the world. So far, more than 100 cases of monkeypox infection have been reported in 15 countries.

The WHO has also started acting on the situation seeing the increase in the cases. They already called a meeting regarding the situation to decide whether the disease should be declared an epidemic or not. 

What is Monkeypox and its symptoms

Monkeypox is a virus similar to chickenpox but it has a different viral infection. It was first found in a monkey imprisoned in 1958. In the year 1970, it was found for the first time in humans. This virus is mainly found in the rainforest areas of Central and West Africa.

A person infected with monkeypox has fever, severe headache, back and muscle pain. At the same time, he feels a serious weakness. Apart from this, if we talk about its visible symptoms, then there are big pimples on the body. Like smallpox, they spread throughout the body. If these grains come out in the eyes, then they can also affect the light. 

According to WHO, people recover from this virus in two to four weeks. But sometimes it can prove to be fatal. This virus kills 11 percent of the infected. People who came in contact with the patient in the last 21 days will have to be immediately identified and isolated.

Indian government on Monkeypox

The concern of the central government regarding monkeypox has also increased. In view of the rapidly spreading infection, an alert has been issued to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Maharashtra's Mumbai civic body has prepared a 28-bed ward at the Kasturba Hospital here to isolate suspected patients after cases of monkeypox were reported from some countries. Officials gave this information on Monday.


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