On Friday, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued guidelines for the management of monkeypox disease.
The ministry provided advice to the general populace on how to prevent the disease, including avoiding contact with sick people and keeping away from dead or wild animals (rodents, monkeys).
The general public has also been instructed to go to the closest medical facility if they come into contact with a person who has monkeypox or in an area where there are affected people or animals.
On a microblogging website on Friday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) provided information about 15 Virus Research & Diagnostic Laboratories throughout the nation.
The ICMR tweeted, “ICMR-NIV, Pune has already trained 15 Virus Research & Diagnostic Laboratories across the country, which is geographically well distributed & strategically located, in the diagnostic test. This will help the country’s preparedness for Monkey Pox detection.”
India reported its first monkeypox case with a traveller from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who arrived in Kerala three days ago testing positive for the viral disease, on Thursday.
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