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Monkey pox arrives in India-Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Research
A research that was recently released by researchers from Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and it is published in current edition of Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology. The research has shown some interesting insights, where it talks about the current scenario-the scenario where "MONKEY POX ARRIVES IN INDIA".
India has confirmed 9 monkey pox (MPXV) cases by the time this editorial is being written. The size of the outbreak clusters is growing each day, as is the geographical spread across international borders. More interestingly it is being recognized as a potent sexually transmitted infection (STI) as it is attributed to close contact with lesions, with no intention of stigmatizing it. This zoonotic virus has a low level of endemicity since decades in west and central Africa, its place of origin. Now since it has spread to 75 countries and more joining, with over 25,539 plus cases, WHO declared it a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) on July 23, 2022.
According to Dr Sanghamitra Datta , Author and Senior Consultant, Institute of Clinical Microbiology & Immunology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, "Small pox has no known animal reservoir and has only human to human transmission with a high mortality rate of 30%. Monkey pox is zoonotic, followed by human to human spread with average mortality of 3-6% as stated by WHO. Lymphadenopathy is distinct in monkey pox which is not there in small pox. Most experts agree that though infection can occur through respiratory droplets from a close contact, it does not seem to be transmitted over the distances like the Sars-CoV-2 virus."
Speaking to medical dialogue, Dr Chand Wattal sheds light on scenario of monkepox in india.
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Dr Chand Wattal is one of the most renowned therapist in Delhi. He is known for his very good patient care and therapeutic measures among his patients having finished his MD MBBS he is working as Senior consultant in Institute of Clinical Microbiology and Immunology.