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Monkeypox cases in Tamil Nadu? State health minister debunks ‘fake news’ | India News

Monkeypox instances in Tamil Nadu? State well being minister debunks ‘faux information’ | Information

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu well being minister Ma Subramanian on Friday (July 29) debunked “faux information” of the southern state confirming instances of monkeypox virus. He mentioned that “faux information” is being unfold within the media about 4 instances being reported in Tamil Nadu’s Nagercoil metropolis. “Not even a single monkeypox case in Tamil Nadu.  Pretend information is circulating on social media that 4 monkeypox instances confirmed in Nagercoil. Do not imagine faux information. If we discover any such case, we’ll inform media to make individuals conscious of the illness,” Subramanian was quoted as saying by ANI. 

The Tamil Nadu well being minister had informed earlier that the federal government has ramped up screening of passengers on the 4 worldwide airports within the state by choosing random two per cent of passengers who come from the affected international locations. “We now have arrange mass fever-screening camps, and conduct saturation checks on passengers,” he mentioned. Ma Subramanian additionally mentioned the Centre has allowed the Tamil Nadu Well being Division to hold out checks for detection of monkeypox virus at King Institute of Preventive Medication and Analysis in Chennai. 

Not even a single #monkeypox case in Tamil Nadu. Pretend information is circulating on social media that 4 monkeypox instances confirmed in Nagercoil. Do not imagine faux information. If we discover any such case, we’ll inform media to make individuals conscious of the illness: State Well being Minister Ma Subramanian pic.twitter.com/4hYTO2p5Iw
— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2022

India at the moment has 4 confirmed instances of monkeypox, three in Kerala and one in Delhi. Final week, the World Well being Group (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a world well being emergency after over 16,000 instances had been reported in 75 international locations. 

On Wednesday, the World Well being Group (WHO) urged males to scale back the variety of intercourse companions and rethink intercourse with new companions to curb publicity to the monkeypox virus. WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus mentioned, “Though 98 per cent of instances up to now are amongst males who’ve intercourse with males, anybody uncovered can get monkeypox, which is why WHO recommends that international locations take motion to scale back the chance of transmission to different weak teams, together with kids, pregnant ladies and people who are immunosuppressed.” He added, “For males who’ve intercourse with males, this consists of for the second, decreasing your sexual companions.”

(With company inputs)

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