Human “monkeypox” transmission is relatively low

During the periodic media briefing to introduce the latest developments in the epidemiological situation in the country, the UAE government confirmed that monkeypox disease is self-limiting and that transmission from one person to another is relatively low, noting that the epidemiological situation in the country is stable, so the briefing stops regularly and just makes it exceptional.

In detail, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Health and Community Protection, Dr. Fatima Al-Attar, that the UAE has been making unremitting efforts for two years and more to maintain the health and safety of the society, through the health of the sector, supporting qualified executives and providing all necessary medical resources to face the consequences of the “Covid-Covid-19″ virus 19” and a gradual safe way out of the virus.

She said: “The overview of the epidemiological situation in the world and the focus on monkeypox requires clarification of the most prominent scientific facts about the scientific and medical concept of the virus and its transmission methods, especially after the Ministry of Health and Community Protection announced that it has checked the first case of monkey pox, which is for a visiting woman who comes from outside the country, she is currently receiving the necessary medical care.”

She added: “Monkeypox is considered a rare disease of animal origin, and it has been endemic to West and Central Africa since the 1950s, and there have been several cases where the virus has spread across the African continent and into abroad, and most of them were limited, and the disease is transmitted from animals to humans, through direct contact with blood and fluids.” The body and skin or mucous membranes of the infected animal”, noting that the transmission of the disease from one person to another is considered to be relatively low, and it is through close contact with respiratory secretions and skin lesions of an infected person or contaminated tools and surfaces.

Al-Attar indicated that the most prominent clinical signs and symptoms associated with the monkeypox virus are fever, extreme fatigue, swollen lymph nodes and severe headache along with the rash. 21 days.

And she continued: “All necessary health measures have been taken with the aim of preventing and reducing the risk of infection with a viral disease in order to maintain the health and safety of our society, so we encourage everyone to take all preventive measures and measures to ensure your health and the safety of your loved ones”, pointing out the importance of maintaining personal hygiene and not exchanging personal tools. With others, and avoid contact with anyone who has a rash, and avoid touching tools belonging to the infected person.

Al-Attar stressed that monkeypox disease is considered self-limiting, with symptoms lasting for two to four weeks, and that supportive care and symptomatic treatment are the main means of coping with the disease, and stressed that all health authorities in the country currently investigating and evaluating the situation to check their readiness and willingness to deal with any new cases.

She said: “We witnessed the efficiency and professionalism of all government agencies in dealing with the impact of (Covid-19), with the aim of improving health and safety for all segments of society, so we would like to point out that to derive health and scientific information from official and reliable sources, and to prevent the spread or dissemination of rumors that could lead to legal liability.

For his part, the official spokesperson for the National Emergency, Crisis and Disaster Management Authority, Dr. Taher Al-Buraik Al-Amiri, the importance of observing all precautions, and reminded the public that wearing masks and applying quarantine in case of infection is still mandatory, in addition to applying physical distancing and continuous sterilization , calling on the public to adhere to all precautions and preventive measures, including the mandatory wearing of masks and the application of quarantine in case of infection.

He pointed out the importance of practicing physical distancing, continuous sterilization and other preventive measures to improve your protection against the Corona virus, pointing out the importance of taking personal responsibility and taking all preventive measures to ensure the safety of individuals and the society, in addition to preserve the achievements that the state has achieved, to improve the continuity of the new normal life.

Al-Amiri announced the suspension of the briefing period and made it exceptional, according to the indicators related to the epidemiological situation, pointing to the success of the UAE through the national vaccine campaign to provide vaccines to more than 98% of the population. total population, which contributed to a decrease in the number of injuries and a significant reduction in the number of deaths.About the current epidemiological situation in the country, the media briefing for the UAE government will stop, and it will be exceptional according to indicators and developments with regard to the epidemiological situation in the country, emphasizing that all sectors of the state, in coordination and cooperation with all relevant authorities, continue to assess and study the epidemiological situation locally and internationally.

• Monkeypox is transmitted from animals to humans through direct contact with blood and body fluids.

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