Pakistan on High Alert Officially Confirms First Case of Monkeypox:
The Ministry of National Health Services Regulations and Coordination announced on Tuesday that Pakistan has reported its inaugural case of monkeypox in a person who had traveled from another nation.
As per the health ministry officials, this individual exhibited symptoms of monkeypox upon arriving in Pakistan on April 17th, after deported from Saudi Arabia. The National Institute of Health in Islamabad has confirmed the virus in the infected person, and their family members screened and asked to stay in quarantine to prevent the spread of the virus. Furthermore, contact tracing has initiated, and airports across the country are on high alert.
Monkeypox is a viral infection that is caused by the monkeypox virus and is transmitted to humans through physical contact with infected animals, contaminated materials, or an infected person. Symptoms include a skin rash, mucosal lesions, fever, headache, muscle aches, back pain, low energy, and swollen lymph nodes. Supportive care is the standard treatment for monkeypox, and in some cases, vaccines and therapeutics developed for smallpox can be use. Monkeypox is a rare disease, and the current global outbreak, which began in May 2022, has affected more than 78,000 people.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is monitoring the situation closely and providing guidance to affected countries.
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