Chinese announce the case monkeypox or monkeypox first discovered in Chongqing city on Friday (16/9). The case was identified as an imported case, by someone who came from overseas. One patient showed suspicious symptoms, such as a rash, while being quarantined for suspected Covid-19, according to the Chongqing City Health Commission.
The patient’s PCR test was declared negative for Covid-19, but positive for monkeypox as the test results and diagnosis were verified by local and national health experts. The Chongqing Health Commission revealed that the patient’s health at the referral hospital is in stable condition.
The risk of transmission is said to be low, as the individual was quarantined upon arrival in Chongqing, the city health commission said in a statement Saturday. Launch Reuters, all close contacts have been isolated and are under medical supervision.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on July 23, 2022 announced that the monkeypox outbreak should be of concern to the global community after several cases have been found in different countries, such as Europe and the United States. United.
Chinese health authorities formulate procedures for diagnosis, treatment, prevention and control. Meanwhile, Hong Kong reported its first case of monkeypox on Tuesday (6/9), from someone who had recently traveled from the Philippines.
Cases of monkeypox have spread to more than 90 countries around the world. According to a report from the World Health Organization or WHO, there have been more than 60,000 confirmed cases and several non-endemic countries have reported deaths related to their first cases.
The Monkeypox virus itself is transmitted through close contact with infected people, animals or contaminated materials. The virus generally causes similar but milder symptoms than smallpox, such as fever, headache, and skin rashes.
If you look at its distribution in Asia Pacific, Israel is the country with the highest cases of monkeypox, with 194 cases as of August 19, 2022. Australia is in second place with 89 cases, followed by the United Arab Emirates. with 16 cases and Singapore with 15 cases.
Regarding the first case of monkeypox in Indonesia, the government confirmed that it had made various preparations to provide vaccinations for monkeypox sufferers. At least, there are 10,000 vaccines prepared.
Previously, Bavarian Nordic, the only approved monkeypox vaccine manufacturer, was exploring the use of overdue doses to bridge the supply-demand gap due to the current epidemic. Quotes Reuters On Thursday (25/8), CEO Paul Chaplin said global demand for vaccines exceeds the ability of manufacturers to supply vaccines.
Last month, President Joko Widodo asked Health Minister (Menkes) Budi Gunadi Sadikin to immediately administer the monkeypox vaccine. “I have ordered the Minister of Health. The first is a matter of immediate vaccines,” Jokowi told Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, Jakarta, on Tuesday (23/8).
In addition, he also asked Budi to keep an eye on the highly interacting places. International arrivals gates also need to be rigorously inspected to prevent transmission.