After the World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that monkeypox cases had been detected in numerous countries, health officers in Laos are on high alert.
As per Dr. Lattanaxay Phetsouvanh, Director-General of the Section of Communicable Disease Control, health experts will assess international arrivals and request travel records.
Visitors who have visited places where the virus is endemic, such as Central and West Africa, will be denied entry to Laos.
As per Dr. Lattanaxay, human cases of monkeypox have been reported in Europe, the United States, Israel, and the United Kingdom, and have been linked to foreign travel or imported animals.
To avoid future spread, immediate steps are being occupied to focus on delivering correct information to individuals who are most at danger of infection.
According to present evidence, human-to-human spread occurs among those in direct physical connection with symptomatic patients.
Thailand announced this week that it has set up an emergency operations centre to track the monkeypox virus’s spread.
In addition, a Thai medical institution has begun emerging a Monkeypox test using inherited data donated by Portugal and Belgium.