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Monkeypox Virus: All ports put on alert

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Published: 10:42, 22 May 2022   Update: 11:12, 22 May 2022
Monkeypox Virus: All ports put on alert

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The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has issued warnings at every port in the country to prevent the infection of a new virus ‘monkeypox’ that has already spread to various countries of the world.

Professor Dr Mohammad Robed Amin, line director of the directorate’s Non-Communicable Disease Control programme, confirmed the matter on Sunday (May 22) morning.

Regarding the new virus, Dr. Nazmul Islam, DGHS spokesperson and director of the disease control branch, said, “All the ports including air and land have been asked to be vigilant. If a suspected patient arrives, they should be identified and rushed to an infectious disease hospital.”

He said, “There’s no need to be panicked. We are observing the all-out situation of the virus and collecting information regarding the virus from across the world and taking necessary measures accordingly.”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 80 monkeypox cases have been detected in 11 countries as of May 20.

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