Alert: Fourth Mpox Case Reported In Pakistan

Alert: Fourth Mpox Case Reported In Pakistan
As another traveler from Saudi Arabia arrived in Pakistan and tested positive for the illness on Saturday, Pakistan announced its fourth case of mpox.

According to Dr. Nasim Akhtar, head of the infectious diseases division at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Islamabad, a female lab technician who arrived at Islamabad airport from Makkah was diagnosed with mpox.

According to the specialist, the patient with MPOX had been sent to the isolation ward of the PIMS hospital in the federal capital.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has also verified a 19-year-old woman's mpox diagnosis.

All four of the Pakistani mpox patients came from Saudi Arabia. According to the NIH, one of them is from Karachi, and three of them are from Islamabad.

There is currently no proof of the disease being locally transmitted throughout the country, according to authorities at the Federal Ministry of Health.

Monkeypox is a viral disease brought on by the monkeypox virus, a kind of orthopoxvirus genus. There are two distinct clades: clade I and clade II.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), monkeypox, also known as mpox, typically presents with a skin rash or mucosal lesions that can last 2-4 weeks along with fever, headache, muscular pains, back pain, poor energy, enlarged lymph nodes.

Humans can get the mpox virus by coming into personal contact with a diseased person, contaminated objects, or infected animals.

Supportive care is used to treat the illness. In some situations, smallpox vaccines and treatments that have been licensed for use in various nations can be used to treat mpox.

Over 78,000 people have been diagnosed with human monkeypox infections worldwide since May 2022.