Suspected Case of Monkeypox in Jharkhand’s Garhwa, Health Department Issued Alert

Monkeypox

After Kerala, Delhi, Telangana and Bihar, a suspected patient of monkeypox has also been found in Garhwa of Jharkhand.

An eleven-year-old girl in Tandwa locality of Garhwa city has been admitted to the local Sadar Hospital for treatment after her symptoms were found.

He is being treated in the isolation ward of the Non-Communicable Disease Center of the hospital.

The Health Department is Preparing to Send the Child’s sample to the National Institute of Virology in Pune For Examination

The State Health Department has alerted the Deputy Commissioners and Civil Surgeons of all the districts after finding a suspected patient of monkeypox.

Arun Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary, Health Department, Government of Jharkhand has said that symptoms like fever and blisters have been found in the girl.

Right now he is not considered a patient of monkeypox, but due to similar symptoms, his sample will be sent to Pune for examination. Preliminary testing of samples will also be done at RIMS in Ranchi.

Dr. Santosh Kumar Mishra, District Epidemic Control Officer, Garhwa said that the surveillance team of the department is keeping an eye on the girl with suspicious symptoms.

His polymerase chain reaction, blood test, serum test and samples of the layer around the blisters are being taken as directed. The girl has no travel history. Because of this, there is also a apprehension that it may be an infection during the rainy days.

Meanwhile, the Health Department has directed to secure five isolation beds in all district hospitals and medical colleges in view of the fears of monkeypox.

In the instructions issued by the Additional Chief Secretary, it has been said that suspected patients can also be found in the OPDs of hospitals.

On receipt of any such information, the District Surveillance Officer should be informed. If the report of a suspected patient comes positive in the test, then all his contacts of the last 21 days should be compulsorily identified.

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