Also, several health experts have pointed out how most of the infections are being reported in gay or bisexual men. In this background, the DGHS also highlighted the need for a targeted approach towards men who have sex with men (MSM). National AIDS Control Organizationcoverage Union Health Ministry Guidelines for the management of monkeypox were issued to all states and union territories in late May, long before the disease was declared, to ensure preparedness to deal with any possible crisis. a public health emergency of international concern From World Health Organization,
In your guidelines, Ministry of Health Said that even a single case of monkeypox should be considered an outbreak. It should initiate a detailed investigation by ‘Rapid Response Teams’, which needs to be initiated through Integrated Disease Surveillance Program, stated in the guideline. It directed all states and union territories to immediately report any suspected case to the state and central surveillance units, which will have to report it to the health ministry.
A confirmed case for monkeypox virus is confirmed by the detection of unique sequences of viral DNA by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and/or sequencing.