Monkeypox: How did MSP prepare for WHO high alert? – Information – 07/24/2022

After World Health Organization (WHO) will activate its maximum alert level to try to contain monkeypox epidemicwhich has affected nearly 17,000 people in 74 countries, Minister of Health, Daniel Salinas, detailed Ministry of Public Health’s plan to deal with this disease In our country.

Through his Twitter account, Salinas explained that the ministry is raising awareness and training surveillance networks. diagnosis generate installed capacity,” he added. In addition, the ministry has maintained contact with international professional.

“Bilateral meetings were held with suppliers of possible supplies for disease management (anti virus, immunoglobulin, vaccine)”, detailed Salinas and said they had held a meeting with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) for possible ways of working together.

Next week there will be diagnostic and management guide monkey pox.

“We are timely to report suspected case to WHO through predefined channels, which were then ruled out as positive cases,” Salinas concluded.

Since early May, when it was first detected outside African countries where the disease is endemic, the disease has affected more than 16,836 people in 74 countries, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Although health authorities in the UK, one of the epicenters of the outbreak, have reported a decline in infection rates, the number of cases is rapidly increasing worldwide.

Calling USPPI it is used in “serious, sudden, unusual or unexpected” situations. This is the seventh time the WHO has used this level of alert..

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