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Navi Mumbai: NMMC Issues Fresh Guidelines For Monkeypox - Read Here

This development comes at a time when the monkeypox cases have started rising globally. However, the reports stated that there are no cases of monkeypox yet in Navi Mumbai.

Navi Mumbai: NMMC Issues Fresh Guidelines For Monkeypox - Read Here
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The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has issued guidelines for hospitals to be followed in order to take precautions against the monkeypox cases.

This development comes at a time when the monkeypox cases have started rising globally. However, the reports stated that there are no cases of monkeypox yet in Navi Mumbai.

Here are the guidelines:

  • All the hospitals and citizens have been asked to report immediately if they find any patient with the symptoms of monkeypox.
  • The initial monitoring is done at the airport itself but still if any of the symptoms develop later on such travellers, they need to contact the NMMC officials at the earliest.
  • Then their samples will be sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) lab in Pune.
  • In case, anyone is found positive, the person will be isolated and give treatment as per protocol.
  • A senior Health official informed that they have already shared guidelines to all the hospitals and health centres. People who have recently travelled from abroad has been asked to be vigilant on symptoms.
  • Early symptoms of the same include fever, body ache and feeling weary.

For those unversed, Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis which is transmitted from animals to humans and looks similar to smallpox but is less severe. The transmission of this virus can go human-to-human which can lead to skin lesions.

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