The Department of Health and Community Protection said there are 6 ways to stop monkeys from biting, pointing out that the majority of cases resolve on their own and symptoms usually resolve within two to four weeks.
The ministry explained that the 6 methods of prevention are avoiding unprotected sex, as international reports of recorded cases have indicated that transmission is linked to sexual practices and networks, as well as avoiding contact and sharing personal items such as towels and bedspreads, and wearing gloves and protective equipment when caring for patients.
She added, “Prevention methods also include regular hand washing, cooking all animal products before eating them, and wearing appropriate gloves and protective clothing when approaching sick animals. .”
The ministry said that there is an antiviral medicine which is used in a small range depending on the severity of the case, and regarding the vaccine against the disease, it is used after exposure to infection, to prevent transmission and spread of the disease, and it is the third generation of the smallpox vaccine, which is not widely available.
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