Fear of Monkeypox outbreak in Punjab, precaution advised

Lahore (27th May, 2022): According to reports, the Punjab government has formed a technical working group for the treatment of Monkeypox, this working group will review the situation of Monkeypox in the province.

According to details, the Punjab government has formed a technical working group for the treatment of the disease in view of the threat of the spread of Monkeypox in Punjab. Director General Health Services Dr. Haroon Jahangir has been nominated as the Chairman of the Working Group, which includes Dermatologists, Infection, Medicine, and Virus Specialists.

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The working group will look into the situation of monkeypox in Punjab and review the number of patients while preparing hospitals including medicines. The working group will also conduct audits and inspections on treatment in hospitals.

Last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a high alert regarding Monkeypox. That said, there are 92 confirmed cases of the virus in different countries.

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It is pertinent to note that Monkeypox is a disease caused by the zoonotic virus. It is believed that African mice and monkeys transmit monkeypox to humans.

According to the details, the alert said that the symptoms of monkeypox appear in 1 to 3 days and it shows red marks on the face and skin of the patient. Other major symptoms may be fever, headache, and muscle aches. 

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