Patna: On Tuesday, the Bihar Health Department discovered a possible case of monkeypox in Patna’s Gurhatta neighborhood. The victim is a woman, and a team of health officials has taken samples from her for testing.
According to an official, the woman has all of the symptoms of monkeypox and is currently being treated at home. “We took samples from the patient and sent them to be tested. She is currently in home isolation, and a team is monitoring her health “He stated.
There had previously been one case of monkeypox in Delhi and three in Kerala. As a result, Bihar’s Health Department has issued a high-level alert and has asked medical and nursing staff, ANMs (auxiliary nurses and midwives), and Asha workers to be prepared.
Nurses, midwives, and Asha workers were specifically instructed to monitor high-density areas and notify the department as soon as symptoms of the disease were detected in any patient.
The World Health Organization declared monkeypox a global health emergency after over 16,000 cases were reported in 65 countries. Monkeypox can be passed from animal to human or human to human. The virus typically enters the human body through an infected person’s mouth, nose, eyes, and skin lesions.
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