A Webinar on Monkeypox Outbreak: What We Need To Know?
Just after recovering from the havoc of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was alarming news across the media showcasing the Monkeypox virus spread. The unexpected outbreak of Monkeypox cases in several non-endemic nations raised global concern. Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease similar to smallpox infection and its spread originated among the urban areas in recent times. Despite the quick outbreak of the disease, the source of the disease remains unknown.
Monkeypox cases are mostly seen in Africa, occasionally found in other states including the US and India. Because of international travel, virus transmission has become prominent among the human population and is rapidly spreading to other nations. In India, Kerala confirmed its third case of Monkeypox virus. The symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, muscle pains, swollen lymph nodes and blistering rash. The secondary infections include eye infection, scarring encephalitis and sepsis bronchopneumonia. The symptoms last around 2-4 weeks and it is rarely fatal disease.
The virus can spread rapidly from person to person in various ways, either through direct contact with the infectious rash and bodily fluids or through physical contact with any clothing used by an infected patient. Physical contact with the infected animals or consumption of meat from an infected animal can cause the disease. It is also extremely important to note that the disease is not particular to one gender or sexual orientation.
The diagnosis of Monkeypox can be performed by testing for the virus. The date of appearance of symptoms helps in predicting accurate results. Currently, there are no licensed medications suggested for Monkeypox treatment, though anti-viral medications TPOXX and ACAM 2000 are in use.
MedPiper Technologies and JournoMed, in association with ISA Thrissur City Branch, are conducting a webinar titled “Monkeypox Outbreak: What We Need To Know?”. The event will be held on 2nd August 2022, Tuesday at 7.00 pm. Participants can register here and they will receive e-certificates. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar. For more details contact you can contact Soumya at firstname.lastname@example.org / 9080078447
- Dr Dipu T. S, Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Disease, Dept. Of Internal Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS)
This webinar will address the topics of
- Monkeypox Outbreak,
- How to recognize the monkeypox blisters,
- Clinical guidance for the treatment of Monkeypox,
- Regional response to the global outbreak,
- Monkeypox treatment and awareness.