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Odishatv Bureau

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday issued a set of dos and don'ts to prevent the spread of the Monkeypox infection as cases in India surged to eight, with one patient each being detected in Delhi and Kerala.

Speaking to the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday during the ongoing Monsoon session of the Parliament, the Union Health Minister said, "There is no need to be afraid of Monkeypox, an awareness campaign is being run in collaboration with the state governments: Public awareness is very necessary in the context of Monkeypox. We have also formed a task force under the chairmanship of a member of NITI Aayog on behalf of the Government of India."

Below are mentioned some do’s and don’ts listed by the Union government to mitigate the spread of the infection.

  1. Isolate the infected person from others
  2. Use hand sanitiser, or wash hands
  3. Cover mouth with a mask and hands with disposable glove nearby patient
  4. Use disinfectionts to sanitize environment
  5. Don’t stigmatise people who have contracted the virus and suspect patients/
  6. Dont’s: - Avoid public events even if you are alight
  7. Avoid sharing linen, bedding, clothes, towels etc. with people who have tested positive for monkeypox

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