The UAE has reported 13 cases of monkeypox so far. Dubai authority announces isolation rules for confirmed cases.
14 June 2022, 12:00 AM
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.
• 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