Handang tumulong ang World Health Organization (WHO) sa Pilipinas laban sa monkeypox virus.
“As we do with all disease outbreaks, WHO has been and will continue to work closely with the DOH (Department of Health) to provide technical advice to support the development and implementation of national policies, strategies, and plans,” ani WHO Philippines Office-in-Charge Dr. Graham Harrison sa isang pahayag.
“We will continue our support as the situation evolves,” dagdag pa niya.
Binanggit din ni Harrision ang kahandaan ng DOH laban sa monkeypox, “The Department of Health has been proactive towards preparedness, prevention, and response to monkeypox.”
Samantala, hinimok ng WHO ang publiko na manatiling mapagbantay kasunod ng pagkakatuklas ng unang kaso ng monkeypox sa Pilipinas.
“We at WHO want to highlight that monkeypox can affect anyone, but everyone can help reduce its transmission. Common symptoms of monkeypox include fever, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that blisters and crusts. If you think you might have monkeypox, we encourage you to seek medical advice,” ani Harrison.
Matatandaan na nitong Biyernes, Hulyo 29, iniulat ng DOH ang kauna-unahang kaso ng monkeypox sa bansa mula sa 31-anyos na Pinoy na dumating mula sa ibang bansa. Ayon sa DOH, nagtravel ito sa bansang may kaso ng monkeypox virus.