Health Protection Agency (HPA) has begun the preparations to bring the relevant authorities to alert regarding monkeypox.
As part of the efforts, HPA has provided information on monkeypox to health authorities and journalists, and a meeting was held with the relevant institutions to discuss the necessary preparations to be made in the country.
Monkeypox is an infectious disease that is usually mild and is endemic in parts of the west and central Africa. The transmission of the virus among humans is limited, but it can happen through close skin contact, air droplets, bodily fluids, and virus-contaminated objects, and can be contained through such measures as self-isolation and hygiene.
The incubation period of monkeypox is usually from 6-13 days but can range from 5-21 days. Within 1-3 days after the appearance of fever, infected individuals develop a rash, often beginning on the face and then spreading to other parts of the body.