The Communicable Sickness Control Department (CDC) of the Ministry of Health has verified that no Monkeypox disease has yet been identified in Cambodia. Six people have been mentioned as suspects recently, but all of them have tested negative. Residents should remain vigilant and report any suspected cases of the sickness, according to the government.
Despite the fact that no cases of monkeypox have been identified in Cambodia, the government has ordered all border agencies to monitor any suspected cases entering the country, according to Dr. Ly Sovann, Director of the Cambodian Center for Disease Control and Prevention. He also wants locals to increase awareness about the disease, which has already spread to other countries, including places where Monkeypox has never been seen before.
“Because there is a community outbreak, we must be extra cautious,” he said. This disease spread to other nations after starting in Africa and eventually died out. However, specialists from the World Health Organization have said that it is currently spreading throughout communities, so we must exercise caution. Because the disease is spread by droplets, such as those produced by coughing, sneezing, personal contact, or contact with pus from blisters, droplets promote the disease. But, unlike Covid-19, which is more contagious [and easier to spread] than coughing alone, if we do not get vaccinated, it is exceedingly contagious! On the other hand, this [Monkeypox] disease only affects those who come into close contact with it.”
The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised the public to exercise caution and follow up on any suspected instances by visiting a local hospital or dialling 115, which is the emergency medical services number.
Monekypox symptoms include a rash or blisters on the hands, palms, feet, or face, as well as one or more of the following: a temperature of more than 38.5 degrees Celsius, muscle ache, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, and back pain.