Monkeypox: The situation regarding Monkeypox in India is becoming worrying day by day. Where earlier there was no thought of Monkeypox coming here, so far a total of 9 Monkeypox cases have been reported in India. If 5 cases are from Kerala, 4 are from Delhi. At the same time, now the news is coming from Gujarat that the first suspected case of Monkeypox has come to light there. Similarly, there are many suspected cases of Monkeypox in Kerala and Karnataka as well. In view of all this situation, the central government has called a high level meeting with experts and ministers today. So, let’s know in detail about all the updates related to all Monkeypox.
Monkeypox symptoms in a person from Gujarat
Suspected case of Monkeypox has surfaced in Gujarat. Several symptoms of Monkeypox have been observed in this person. So the blood of this person has been sent for examination. It is worth noting that he has no travel history and still has symptoms of Monkeypox . There is no case of Monkeypox in Gujarat so far. In such a situation, this suspicious case about Monkeypox is increasing tension in the state.
Centre called a high level meeting
The central government has called a high level meeting in view of the increasing cases of Monkeypox . In this meeting, Director of Emergency Medical Relief (EMR) L. Expert doctors from Swasthi Charan, AIIMS, Lady Hardinge, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital (RML) and people from National Centre for Disease Control and National Institute of Virology will be involved. In this meeting, there will be a discussion on the outbreak and preparedness of this virus in India.
“No need to panic about Monkeypox , it is totally different from corona”: Virologist Dr. Gagandeep Kang
According to India’s renowned virologist and vaccine expert Dr. Gagandeep Kang, common people do not need to worry about Monkeypox infection. Dr Kang, Professor of Microbiology at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, said that even though people have died due to this virus, but still we need to understand it deeply. There is a pattern of Monkeypox spreading around the sexual network at this time, although Monkeypox spreads more through skin contact. Now given the pattern, we have a clear need to trace known sexual contacts of patients. But in the meantime we do not need to panic because this is just the beginning, it is completely different from corona and making its vaccine can also be different and difficult than making corona vaccine.
AIIMS Delhi starts testing of samples for virus detection
AIIMS Delhi has started testing the collected samples for detection of Monkeypox virus. It will be in the microbiology department here. Explain that the AIIMS Virology Lab under the Department of Microbiology is one of the 15 laboratories authorized by ICMR for testing across the country.
Monkeypox strain in India is different from Europe
A study by ICMR-NIV has said that a team of Indian scientists has found that the Monkeypox virus strain spreading in the country is different from the Monkeypox strain of Europe, making the disease appear to be bigger. The team from the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV), Pune has conducted genetic sequencing of two cases of Monkeypox from Kerala.