MonkeyPix: Warning in all ports of the country

All the airports in the country have been warned about this, said Additional Director General (Administration) of the Department of Health. Ahmedul Kabir informed.

He told bdnews24.com on Sunday morning: As such, we have asked all ports to be vigilant. The matter has already been informed by a letter from the disease control branch of the health department. ”

The letter was sent on Saturday to the Health Officer of Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka, Health Officer of Chittagong Port, Civil Surgeon of Sylhet and Civil Surgeons of the districts having international ports.

It called for strengthening vigilance and health screening of passengers arriving from affected countries at international airports and land ports to prevent monkeypox.

Director of the Department of Disease Control, Professor. The letter, signed by Nazmul Islam, said people who have recently traveled to countries where monkeypox patients have been found should be listed as suspicious patients.

“If any symptoms are found in anyone, isolation should be arranged at the nearest government hospital or infectious disease hospital in Dhaka.”

Monkeypox is “not a new disease,” the letter said, adding that such cases had been reported in West African or Central African countries before. There, the disease is considered endemic. However, recently there is no history of travel in these countries, monkeypox has been identified among people living in Europe and America.

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According to the Department of Health, rashes appear on the body of those affected by the disease. Confirmed monkeypox patients – those who have recently traveled to a country, or have been in contact with someone who has had a similar rash or has been identified as a confirmed or suspected monkeypox patient, should be included in the list of suspected monkeypox patients.

Isolation of suspicious and symptomatic patients should be arranged at the nearest government hospital or infectious disease hospital in Dhaka. The Department of Health has directed to send the information of such persons to the Disease Control Branch of the Department of Health and IEDCR.

European countries such as the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Italy and Sweden, and the United States, Canada, and Australia have reported monkeypox cases so far. The disease, first detected in monkeys, has never been seen outside of Africa.