Expert Predicts Monkey Pox in Indonesia Reaches 3,600 Cases Lifestyle – 4 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – A number of epidemiologists, or experts in the field of investigating the pattern and spread of a disease, predict that cases of monkey pox in Indonesia will continue to increase. Even though as of October 25 2023 there were only 14 confirmed cases of monkey pox, experts predict that the number of confirmed monkey pox patients could reach 3,600 cases by the end of the year.

“Our prediction, after inviting epidemiologists, they saw rates “What happened in England then estimates that our cases with the key population number could be 3,600 people if prevention is not carried out properly,” said the Director General of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Maxi Rein Rondonuwu, in an online press conference, Thursday (26 /10/2023).

Even though there is currently a vaccine for monkey pox, Maxi said that preventive measures are still the main thing. Therefore, to prevent a wider spread of cases, the Ministry of Health will strengthen education for at-risk groups.

Photo: Symptoms of monkey pox. (Ministry of Health Doc)

“What is certain is that you have to adopt healthy lifestyle habits, don’t have sex if you have symptoms, and have safe sex by using a condom,” he explained.

It should be noted that cases of monkey pox caused by the monkeypox virus will become a global concern in 2022. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) last year declared an emergency status for monkey pox. However, at that time Indonesia only confirmed one positive case.

Prevention of monkey pox

The following are recommended preventive measures to avoid monkey pox

  • Not changing sexual partners
  • Do not engage in oral, anal and vaginal sex or touch the genitals or anus of someone who has monkey pox
  • Don’t hug, massage, kiss, or talk at very close range
  • Do not touch cloth and objects during sex that are used by monkeypox sufferers, such as bedding, towels and sex toys.

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