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Minimal Risk Of Monkeypox Spread In M’sia, Chance Of Human Transmission Low, Says Dr Noor Hisham

today23 May 2022

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source: Utusan Digital

According to Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, the likelihood of monkeypox spreading to Malaysia is minimal unless there is a history of contact with infected animals or direct contact with patients.

He said in a statement on Saturday (May 21) that the risk of illness transmitting from human to human was low. Monkeypox’s reservoir host (primary disease carrier) remains unidentified for now. African rodents, on the other hand, are thought to be involved in transmission.

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Nevertheless, he noted that the Ministry of Health (MOH) would keep track of the virus’s progression through WHO reports, as well as surveilling probable monkeypox outbreaks at all international border crossings in the nation.

He also advised travellers to take the necessary precautions when visiting countries with monkeypox epidemics, such as Central and West Africa.

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Written by: Lara Lee