No monkeypox cases in state yet, strict vigilance in airports, border areas: Dr Sudhakar

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Bengaluru, Aug 6: Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr K Sudhakar said Karnataka was fortunately free from monkeypox cases so far but the government was maintaining strict vigil in the State, especially in airports, ports and border areas.

Speaking to media persons while taking part in the Walkathon from Town Hall to Kanteerava Stadium organised by the Vascular Surgeons Association to mark the World in Bengaluru on Saturday, he said the State Government was taking advance precautions across Karnataka.

He said a traveller from Ethiopia was suspected to have monkeypox but investigations revealed that the person was having smallpox. “We need to be careful in handling international travellers arriving in the State,’’ he said.

Dr Sudhakar said the monkeypox can be detected mainly through skin rashes. However, it will become manifest only after 3 to 4 days after infection as in the case of Covid.

The minister said it was necessary to create awareness on the vascular problems as the country did not have sufficient vascular surgeons.

He pointed out that the traffic police, teachers and surgeons as well as medical professionals generally keep standing for longer duration than ordinary problems and are prone to vascular problems.

It is necessary to be careful about proper blood circulation in the veins and every person must be encouraged to have regular light exercises. Diabetic persons must be more careful, he added.





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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    pls ensure strict checking in taluks sharing border with (Indian) Somalia...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    seems dr saab has already taken 40 percent from pharma companies for monkeypox vaccine...lolzzz..must be praying every day for fast arrival of the disease...such greedy people are ruling us.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Sat, Aug 06 2022

    Sir, when is the Monkey pox vaccine from Chunawala getting launched?

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