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Monkeypox - Dubai authority announces isolation rules

Other Dubai 14 Jun 22
Monkeypox - Dubai authority announces isolation rules
The UAE has reported 13 cases of monkeypox so far. Dubai authority announces isolation rules for confirmed cases.
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
14 June 2022, 12:00 AM
End Time
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM

The UAE has reported 13 patients with the viral zoonotic disease- monkey pox so far. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has issued isolation guidelines for confirmed monkeypox cases. Taking to Twitter, the authority shared a guide on the zoonotic viral disease that details all the relevant procedures.

According to the DHA guide, an individual is classified as a ‘confirmed case’ if he/she has clinical symptoms and the virus is confirmed by a laboratory test.

The infected individual must:

• The DHA will contact the patient to complete the isolation procedures.
• If the symptoms worsen, the patient must go to the nearest medical centre or hospital.
• The patient must remain in isolation either at home or in the institutional isolation facility for a
period of 21 days

Patient home isolation criteria
• Patient must be in a stable condition with facilities such as a well-ventilated room at home. The
patient will receive medical follow-up.
• Patient must be a healthy adult with or without a mild rash and with stable vital signs will be able
to isolate at home.

Requirements and conditions of home isolation
• The individual should be in a stable health condition and have:
• A separate well-ventilated room and washroom.
• A first-aid kit and body thermometer.
• Knowledge on how to properly treat contaminated equipment and waste.
• Knowledge about hand washing and hygiene protocols to avoid transmission of the virus.

Institutional isolation

• It’s for an adult patient that is healthy and stable but cannot isolate at home.
• The condition and place of isolation of the patient are assessed by the medical team supervising
the treatment.

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