RI Monkey Pox Cases Reach 57 People, Most in Jakarta Lifestyle – 3 hours ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia The Ministry of Health (Kemenkes RI) has again reported an increase in the number of cases of monkey pox or mpox in Indonesia, Thursday (23/11/2023). Director of Health Quarantine Surveillance (SKK) of the Directorate General of Disease Prevention and Control (P2P) of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, dr. Achmad Farchanny, revealed that as of Wednesday (22/11/2023), the total number of confirmed cases mpox in Indonesia it is 57 people.

“Eight people are still suspected or have been examined, but the laboratory results have not yet come out. Then, 191 people tested negative for laboratory results and 33 have recovered,” explained Dr. Achmad in an online press conference, Thursday (23/11/2023).

Dr. Achmad said that DKI Jakarta was listed as a province with a reported number of cases mpox the most in Indonesia, namely 42 confirmed cases. Meanwhile, Banten and West Java followed as the provinces with the most cases, namely six cases each.

“Then East Java with a total of two confirmed cases and Riau Islands Province with one confirmed case,” said Dr. Ahmad.

The Indonesian Ministry of Health reported that all monkey pox patients are male. In detail, 13 patients were aged 18 to 24 years, 17 patients were aged 25 to 29 years, 24 patients were aged 30 to 39 years, 2 patients were aged 40 to 49 years, and the remaining 1 patient was aged over 50 years.

“Of all these 57 cases, the sexual orientation of the majority of sufferers was MSM (Men Sex Men), namely 35 cases. Then there were 11 cases of bisexual orientation, and 7 cases of heterosexual,” explained Dr. Ahmad.

According to Dr. Achmad, most of the cases mpox have comorbid conditions of more than one disease. Meanwhile, 39 patients were People with HIV (PLHIV). Meanwhile, the remaining 16 patients were syphilis sufferers.

“Therefore, people need to practice safe sexual relations, including limiting the number of sexual partners. We also recommend being loyal to society,” emphasized Dr. Ahmad.

For your information, monkey pox is a rare zoonotic disease caused by a viral infection monkeypox. Virus monkeypox belongs to the genus Orthopoxvirus in the family Poxviridae.

How monkey pox is transmitted

Quoting from the official WHO website, monkey pox can be transmitted to humans through physical contact with infected patients, contaminated objects, or infected animals.

In detail, the following is how monkey pox is transmitted due to contact with humans, animals and contaminated objects.

1. Inter-human

Transmission can occur through contact face to face (talking or exhaling), droplets, touching, kissing, or sexual intercourse.

2. Animals

Transmission can occur when hunting, skinning, or cooking infected animals.

3. Objects

Transmission can occur through contaminated bed linen, clothing or needles.

4. Pregnant Women

Pregnant women can transmit the virus that causes monkey pox to their unborn babies.

“Monkey pox can be prevented by avoiding physical contact with someone who is infected. In addition, vaccination can also help prevent infection for people at risk,” wrote WHO.

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