Monkeypox is a viral infection transmitted to humans through close contact with an infected person or animal, or with material contaminated with the virus. It is spread from one person to another by close contact with lesions, body fluids, respiratory droplets and contaminated materials such as bedding.
Transmission via droplet respiratory particles usually requires prolonged face-to-face contact, which puts health workers, household members and other close contacts of active cases at greater risk, warns the World Health Organization (WHO). To learn about steps you can take to prevent infection with monkeypox, read “Monkeypox: more facts you need to know”.
To prevent the entry of monkeypox into the country, the Department of Health (DOH) said it would implement the four-door strategy anchored on the National Emergency Operational Response Plan to prevent and control emerging infectious diseases. The strategy involves the “Prevent, Detect, Isolate, Treat and Reintegrate” approach.
Consult your doctor for more information on monkeypox.
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References: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/monkeypox. Accessed 1June 2022 https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1175291. Accessed 1June 2022
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