Airports in Pakistan are on high alert. After two cases of monkeypox were detected in the country. Monkeypox is a rare viral disease that is similar to smallpox, but milder in nature. Airports on High Alert After Two Monkeypox Cases Detected in Pakistan
The two cases were detected in Karachi and Islamabad. And the patients have isolated and are receiving treatment. The disease is transmitted through contact with infected animals or humans. And symptoms include fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes.
Pakistan has taken swift action to contain the spread of the disease. And airports across the country have increased screening measures. For passengers arriving from affected areas.
Authorities are also conducting contact tracing to identify. And isolate individuals who may have been in close contact with the infected patients. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been notified of the cases. And is working with Pakistani authorities to support the response efforts.
The WHO has also issued guidance for healthcare providers. And public health officials on how to identify and manage suspected cases of monkeypox. While monkeypox is a rare disease, the recent cases in Pakistan serve. As a reminder of the importance of vigilance in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
Travelers should take precautions when traveling to areas. With known outbreaks of infectious diseases. And should seek medical attention if they develop symptoms after returning home.
The detection of monkeypox cases in Pakistan has prompted increased screening measures at airports. And highlights the need for vigilance in preventing the spread of infectious diseases.
We commend the swift action taken by Pakistani authorities. and the WHO in containing the spread of the disease. Urge continued collaboration to ensure health. And the safety of individuals across the globe.
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