Dhaka, Bangladesh (CU)_ Bangladesh has announced a health alert in order to prevent the new outbreak of monkeypox in response to a global increase in monkeypox cases. According to the media sources, health officials reported that so far, no cases have been registered in the country. The health ministry official stated, “No monkeypox case has been reported in Bangladesh yet, but we’ve made the declaration in order to check any eventuality”.
According to the official, the initial preventive steps would include screening all arriving travelers from countries where cases have been discovered for monkeypox. In the meantime, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported 80 monkeypox cases in 11 countries and stated that it is trying to determine the outbreak’s extent and source. According to the latest statement, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the virus is prevalent in some animal populations in several nations, causing periodic outbreaks among locals and visitors.
According to the latest statement from WHO, “WHO and partners are working to better understand the extent and cause of an outbreak of monkeypox. The virus is endemic in some animal populations in a number of countries, leading to occasional outbreaks among local people and travelers. The recent outbreaks reported across 11 countries so far are atypical, as they are occurring in non-endemic countries”.
Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease, which is a virus spread from animals to people, with symptoms extremely similar to those previously observed in individuals with smallpox, but is clinically less severe than smallpox. According to the World Health Organization, clinical manifestations of monkeypox include fever, rash, and lymph node enlargement, and it can cause a variety of medical complications. Monkeypox is commonly a self-limiting illness with symptoms manifesting for about two to four weeks.