Strict preventive measures against spread of infectious diseases, including Monkeypox: Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre

Published date20 May 2022
Publication titleLETA

As part of the continuous efforts to ensure the health and wellbeing of the community, Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre and local healthcare authorities are continuing their coordination and implementing strict preventive measures to counteract the spread of infectious diseases, including Monkeypox.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease caused by a virus belonging to the Orthopoxviral genus in the Poxviridae family and transmitted from infected animals to humans. Primarily, the disease occurs as infections in the tropical rainforest area of Central and West Africa. The first human monkeypox infection case was discovered in Africa in 1970.

The Department of Health - Abu Dhabi, and Abu Dhabi Public Health Centre (ADPHC) have instructed all healthcare facilities to report suspected cases according to the system followed, and take the necessary precautionary and medical measures to detect any infection cases.

Animal-to-human Monkeypox virus transmission occurs from direct contact with blood and...

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