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Telangana to set up testing centres for monkeypox at Hyderabad International Airport

The Government of Telangana would set up testing centres at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad, in an effort to check the spread of monkeypox in the wake of cases being reported from the individuals with travel history, reports The Hans India. Telangana Health Minister T Harish Rao said that there was no need for panic because the case reported in the state was just a suspect one. The sample of the individual was sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. The results are expected to come today.

The Health Minister along with the Panchayat Raj Minister E Dayakar Rao, BC Welfare Minister G Kamalakar Rao and Social Welfare Minister K Eshwar had a video conference with health officials on the seasonal diseases. Replying to a question on monkeypox, Harish Rao said that Ibrahim (40) had come from Kuwait. He had fever and subsequently had rashes and spots on the body.

The minister said that there was no need to panic as the government was fully geared up to treat such cases. He said the Fever Hospital has been declared as a nodal hospital for treatment of monkeypox cases. Tests would be conducted in Gandhi Hospital. The monkeypox symptoms start with fever, rashes and a few spots on the body. This can spread if the individual’s clothes and with droplets from the mouth. If there are severe symptoms, the patients should be referred to the Fever Hospital. (Source: The Hans India)

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