In Bangladesh, Monkeypox has yet to be discovered: health and human services ministry

The Bangladeshi Health Ministry confirms no cases of Monkeypox in the country. Rumors of an infected individual are false. Read more about the government's response and measures in place.

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The Bangladeshi Health Ministry announced on Tuesday that no one has got infected with the monkeypox virus.


According to a government press release, a rumour circulating on social media, online, and electronic media about the discovery of a monkeypox-infected foreign individual in Bangladesh is false.

No instances of monkeypox have been confirmed in the country, according to the statement, but if one is discovered in the future, the public will be notified by press release.

According to authorities, a Turkish person with probable monkeypox symptoms was brought to the hospital after arriving at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport earlier in the day.


According to Dr Shahrier Sazzad, the in-charge of the Airport Health Centre, the individual was transferred to the Airport Health Centre and then to the Infectious Diseases Hospital in Mohakhali.

On a Turkish Airlines aircraft, the guest arrived at 12 p.m. During his exam, airport health inspectors discovered evidence of monkeypox, according to Dr. Shahrier.

The government authorised relevant authorities to tighten surveillance of passengers arriving in Bangladesh via land, air, and sea ports from countries with confirmed instances of monekypox on May 22.


In this regard, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) has issued a notice.

Monkeypox is not a new illness, according to the release. It has previously been found in West and Middle African populations. It was only recently detected among persons living in European and American countries who had never visited Africa.

According to the research, anybody who got the virus or were in close proximity to sick people should be considered likely monkeypox patients.

Patients who are unwell or show symptoms should be taken to government hospitals or the Infectious Diseases Hospital, where they will be isolated and reported to the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control, and Research (IEDCR).

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