Geneva. The knock of monkeypox guidelines worldwide amid the corona virus has put governments and health experts under tension. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has alerted the governments of the world and issued guidelines regarding the sexual behavior of humans.
World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared monkeypox as a global health emergency last Saturday. He said the best way to prevent infection is to “reduce exposure”.
Let us know what are the guidelines of the World Health Organization to prevent the infection of monkeypox.
1. The head of the World Health Organization has advised that men who are at risk of monkeypox should consider limiting the number of sexual partners for the time being. He said reduce your number of sexual partners, reconsider having sex with new partners. Be patient about hugging-kissing.
2. Ghebreyesus said more than 18,000 cases of monkeypox have now been reported from 78 countries, of which 70 percent have been reported in Europe and 25 percent in the US.
3. Models presented to the WHO suggest that the average number of people infected with the disease is between 1.4 and 1.8 among men who have sex with men, but less than 1.0 in other populations.
4. Apart from the World Health Organization, the Central Government in India has also issued guidelines. According to the Union Health Ministry, if monkeypox symptoms are found, the infected will be monitored.
5. The patient should be monitored for a period of 21 days after coming into contact with the contaminated material, infection. The states were directed to rapidly identify new cases and take immediate measures for its prevention.
6. The prevention of monkeypox mandates the need to reduce the risk of human-to-human transmission as one of the major public health measures.
More cases are coming from Europe
Most of the infections have come from Europe. Most of the infections have occurred in men who have sex with men, especially men who have sex with multiple people. A full 98 percent of cases have been reported in men who have sex with men. A study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine found that 98 percent of infected people were gay or bisexual men, and 95 percent of cases were transmitted through sexual activity.
Experts have recently been debating whether monkeypox is now a sexually transmitted disease. Even though monkeypox is undoubtedly spread during sex, labeling it as an STD would not be correct, as the infection can spread through any intimate contact. (with language input)
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 28, 2022, 09:55 IST