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The Guraidhoo City Council has refuted rumours of a Monkeypox outbreak

Maldives- On Thursday morning, the Guraidhoo Council issued a statement refuting allegations of a monkeypox outbreak on the island.

A visitor to the local health centre on Wednesday, according to the Guraidhoo Council, reported symptoms that were consistent with monkeypox.

According to the council, the case was quickly reported to the Health Protection Agency (HPA), which conducted more study and determined that it was not a case of monkeypox.

“We’d want to take this opportunity to reassure people that the local health centre will keep them informed about the most recent health-related news,” says the spokesperson. “We strongly caution against spreading misinformation that instil fear in the community,” the council said.

More than 550 cases of monkeypox have been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 30 countries.

Despite the fact that the disease can be severe in rare situations, monkeypox symptoms usually go away on their own. The current outbreaks in North America and Europe have not resulted in any deaths.

Monkeypox is a virus that is comparable to smallpox but is less contagious.

Fever, headache, muscle pains, chills, exhaustion, and swollen lymph nodes are all signs of monkeypox, which are comparable to flu symptoms. As a result, infectious sores occur on the body.

Monkeypox is most usually transmitted by prolonged skin-to-skin contact with these sores. Once the lesions have faded and a new layer of skin has developed, the person is no longer contagious.

Source: Medriva.

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