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Guidelines Issued In UP, 21 Days Monitoring Of Those Coming In Contact With Infected, PCR Test Will Be Done Twice

Lucknow : Not a single infected case of monkeypox has been reported in Uttar Pradesh so far. On Friday, the report of a sample of a suspected patient from Gautam Budh Nagar has also come negative. In such a situation, out of the six samples sent so far, the report of four samples has come negative.

All necessary measures are being taken to save Uttar Pradesh from the infection of monkeypox. Guidelines have also been issued in this regard. The persons coming in contact with the infected will be kept under the supervision of the medical team for 21 days. This includes wearing a mask, keeping hands clean, and keeping wounds completely covered. They will be examined when symptoms emerge.

Alert to Surveillance Committees:

On behalf of the Joint Director of Communicable Diseases Department, Dr. Vikasendu Agrawal, all the districts have been instructed to take all necessary preventive measures. 80 thousand monitoring committees have been alerted. It will keep an eye on people coming from abroad and other states.

These symptoms of monkeypox:

Monkeypox belongs to the family of orthopox virus. In this viral zoonotic disease, a rash appears in the body like smallpox. Along with this, there is also fever, headache, and muscle pain. When these symptoms are found, the patient’s first polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test is used to detect orthopraxy. If the report is positive, then a real-time PCR test is done to detect the monkeypox virus.

These people are more at risk:

Dr. Sheetal Verma, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, KGMU, says that by taking a sample of the raised rash from two different places in the body and examining it by PCR and RTPCR, the disease is accurately detected. AIDS patients, smokers, cancer patients, and those who have unnatural sex are at higher risk.

Sample test sent from these districts:

So far in Uttar Pradesh, two from Ghaziabad, two from Gautam Budh Nagar, and one each from Fatehpur and Auraiya have been sent to the laboratory for testing. The result of both the samples of Ghaziabad has not come yet.

Arrangement of investigation in KGMU: National Institute of Virology Pune, AIIMS Delhi, and LLJP Hospital Delhi samples have been sent for investigation. Now arrangements have been made in KGMU to investigate monkeypox in the state. Samples of suspected patients from across the state will be sent here.

Health workers who came in contact with the patient will be monitored and will do duty This is clearly mentioned in the guideline.

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