Monkeypox: India issues guidelines for international travelers – News


The move comes after Kerala’s health minister reported the country’s first suspected case of the disease.

By web office

Published: Fri, Jul 15, 2022, 1:24 PM

Last update: Fri, Jul 15, 2022, 1:50 PM

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued guidelines to manage the spread of monkeypox in the country.

The advisory comes after Kerala’s health minister reported India’s first case of the disease on Thursday.

According to the advisory, travelers should avoid:

  • Close contact with sick people, including those with skin lesions or genital lesions

  • Contact with dead or alive wild animals such as small mammals, including rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, great apes)

  • Eating or preparing wild game meat (bushmeat) or using products derived from African wild animals (creams, lotions, powders)

  • Contact with contaminated materials used by sick people (such as clothing, bedding, or materials used in healthcare facilities) or that have come into contact with infected animals

Travelers should consult the nearest health facility if:

  • You develop symptoms suggestive of monkeypox such as fever with rash

  • You were in an area where monkey pox has been reported

  • You have been in contact with someone who may have had monkeypox



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