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12 countries have recorded monkeypox, Vietnam closely monitors, closely monitors

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Long – Minister of Health has just sent a document to the People’s Committees of provinces and cities nationwide on strengthening supervision and prevention of disease. monkey pox.

The document from the Ministry of Health said, monkey pox was first detected in monkeys in 1958, the first case was recorded in 1970 in Congo.

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According to WHO, there are currently 12 countries in the world appearing monkey pox. AFP photo

The detected cases did not have a history of travel from an endemic area and the countries where the case was recorded did not have a smallpox outbreak in the past.

The cases were identified as being infected with West African monkeypox virus and have similar characteristics to the virus that was transmitted from Nigeria to several countries in 2018, 2019.

The document of the Ministry of Health said that the World Health Organization predicted the epidemic monkey pox The number of cases will continue to increase in the near future.

In order to proactively monitor smallpox cases when and promptly implement epidemic prevention and control measures, minimizing the number of cases and deaths, the Ministry of Health proposes the People’s Committees of provinces and cities directly under the Central Government. The central government directs the Department of Health and related units to implement the following contents, specifically:

– Actively monitor and detect suspected cases at border gates, especially those returning from epidemic-endemic countries. monkey pox;

– Strengthen surveillance to detect cases of the disease at medical facilities in the area; coordinate with the Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Pasteur to diagnose and identify the case.

– Actively communicate and raise people’s awareness about monkey pox and measures to prevent and control the epidemic as recommended by health authorities.

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