The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday advised international travelers to refrain from eating or cooking the meat of African wild animals, or using products such as creams, lotions and powders made from African wild animals.
Apart from this, the ministry also advised to avoid close contact with sick people who have wounds on the skin or sores in the genitals.
The ‘Guidelines on Management of Monkeypox Disease’ has been issued to the States and Union Territories, which includes an advisory for international travellers. It has been suggested that these travelers should avoid close proximity to small mammals including dead or live rats, squirrels and monkeys.
It has advised to stay away from clothes used by sick people, bedding or materials used in health institutions or people who have come in contact with infected animals.
The advisory said that they should be cautious, especially those coming from countries where there have been cases of monkeypox.
The ministry said that the travel details of people who have traveled in the last 21 days in the affected countries should be checked. Also, the system of dispatch from airports and seaports to identified hospitals should be strengthened.
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