- Central government floats tender for monkeypox vaccine
- Till now monkeypox has spread in 78 countries of the world
- 5 patients of monkeypox have also been reported in India
MonkeyPox In India: In view of the threat of monkeypox in the country and the world, the Indian government has now come into full alert mode. Taking a lesson from Corona, the government has started preparations for its vaccine in view of the cases of monkeypox in the country. The central government has floated a tender for making monkeypox vaccine. The government has brought Expression of Interest (EOI) to make its vaccine, that is, it has brought a tender. This EOI has come to make a test kit to make and test the monkeypox vaccine. So far 5 cases of monkeypox have been reported in the country. Talking about the world, monkeypox has spread to 78 countries so far and a total of 18 thousand cases have been reported.
This EOI will be in public-private mode
The government has decided to bring this EOI in public-private mode. In this, a vaccine for monkeypox and a test kit to test it is to be made. Whichever companies are thinking of investing in this, they can submit by filling EOI till August 10. So far 5 cases of monkeypox have been reported in India and some cases are still suspected, which will be known only after the test report comes.
So far 5 people have died due to monkey pox in the world
Monkeypox has spread to 18 countries so far. So far, a total of 18 thousand cases have been reported in these countries. Let us inform that 70% of the cases have been reported from European countries, while 25% of the cases are from the US region. Talking about the whole world, so far 5 people have died due to monkeypox, while in India there have been 5 cases but no one has died. There are 10% of patients in the world who have needed hospitalization.
How can monkeypox spread?
- Experts say that the infection also spreads from person to person.
- This happens when you come into contact with airborne droplets when a person coughs or sneezes. This requires prolonged face-to-face contact, or it may even occur through body fluids.
- This virus can also be spread through sex. Men who have sex with men are said to be at greater risk.
- It can also be spread by direct or indirect contact with material contaminated with the virus, which may include clothing, bleeding or other linens used by an infected person or animal.
how to avoid monkeypox
According to experts, this disease can be avoided by taking care of some things. In this, you need to be very careful while having sex. This is because out of all the cases that have been reported so far, in 98% of the cases, all are spread through sexual activities. On this, WHO says that awareness should be spread about monkeypox so that this disease does not reach children and pregnant women.
There is a vaccine for monkeypox but…
Monkeypox vaccine already exists in the world. Let us tell you that a smallpox vaccine MVA-BN is being used as a medicine for monkeypox. Canada, the European Union and the United States have approved its use. There is another medicine for monkeypox whose name is LC16 and ACAM2000, but its effect is not yet fully known, so how many doses to take is not yet confirmed.
Right decision of central government
Central government’s vigilance regarding monkeypox can be considered a good initiative. We had failed to stop the infection due to the delay in the preparations in Corona, but the decision of the Central Government to tender for the vaccine in time is absolutely correct. There are also challenges to the vaccines that already exist. MVA-BN has 16 million doses worldwide that are placed in bulk. For its use now, they will be filled in small vials, which will take several months.
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