Ministry of Health Records 27 Cases of Monkey Pox, Here’s the Area Distribution Lifestyle – 10 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 monkeypox in Indonesia, Tuesday (31/10/2023). Head of the Indonesian Ministry of Health’s Communications and Public Services Bureau, dr. Siti Nadia Tarmizi, revealed that as of Monday (30/10/2023), the total number of cases of monkey pox in Indonesia was 27 confirmed cases.

Dr. Nadia said that the 27 cases were found in Bandung, West Java; South Tangerang, Tangerang Regency, and Tangerang City, Banten; and DKI Jakarta.

“As of October 30 2023, there were 27 confirmed cases. One case was in Bandung, two cases in South Tangerang, two cases in Tangerang Regency, one case in Tangerang City, and [21 kasus] the rest is DKI Jakarta,” said Dr. Nadia to CNBC Indonesia, Tuesday (10/31/2023).

According to Dr. Nadia, all patients are currently in good condition and are not experiencing serious illness. However, all of them are required to isolate in health facilities (faskes).

Dr. Nadia explained that all confirmed patients with monkey pox were male. In detail, 22 percent of patients were aged 18 to 24 years, 37 percent were aged 25 to 29 years, 37 percent were aged 30 to 39 years, and the remaining 4 percent were aged 40 to 49 years.

“With a history of changing and having many sexual partners and sex with the same sex,” explained Dr. Nadia.

How to Protect Yourself from Monkey Pox

Seeing the significant development in the trend of monkey pox cases, it is important for the Indonesian people to know how to prevent the spread of monkey pox.

Anything? Here are three steps to prevent yourself from contracting monkey pox.

1. Avoid close skin-to-skin contact with people who have a rash that looks like monkey pox.

  • Do not touch the rash or scabs of someone who has monkey pox
  • Do not kiss, hug, hug, or have sex with someone with monkey pox.

2. Avoid contact with objects and materials used by the patient.

  • Do not use the same eating utensils or cups as someone with monkey pox.
  • Do not handle or touch the bedding, towels, or clothing of someone who has monkey pox.

3. Wash your hands frequently

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