Bring Vaccine Until Healing Period – Indonesia is still overshadowed by cases of monkeypox. What are the latest developments regarding this infectious disease?

Check out the summary as quoted by, Wednesday (31/8/2022).

1. Monkeypox Vaccine Not For All Society

Monkey pox. (Envato Elements)

Head of the Monkeypox PB IDI Task Force, dr. Hanny Nilasari, SpKK, revealed that there are two types of vaccines that may be used for monkeypox, namely pre-exposure as a form of prevention and post-exposure after recovery.

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However, for the administration of this vaccine, dr. Hanny explained that not all people will get it like Covid-19. This is because people who receive the vaccination will be given to those who have close contact with monkeypox.

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2. Healing Period of Monkeypox Patients

Monkeypox lesions.  (Envato Elements)
Monkeypox lesions. (Envato Elements)

TANTRUM – The Indonesian Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) explained that a monkeypox patient cannot simply be said to have recovered from clinical symptoms that are considered to have improved.

According to the Spokesperson for the Indonesian Ministry of Health, Mohammad Syahril, there are several indications that he can be said to have recovered.

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3. Diabetic Patients Vulnerable to Monkeypox Infection?

Illustration of diabetes mellitus.  (freepik)
Illustration of diabetes mellitus. (freepik)

Monkeypox or monkeypox is susceptible to infecting people who have risk factors. This was said by the Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Jeffri Aloys Gunawan.

He also mentioned that in general there are four types of people who are susceptible to the monkeypox virus. They are pregnant women, children under the age of 8 years, people exposed to animals such as zookeepers, and people with weak or weak immunity.

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4. Can HIV Increase the Risk of Being infected with Covid-19 and Monkeypox?

Archive - Monkeypox virus in undated micrographs. []
Archive – Monkeypox virus in undated micrographs. []

The phenomenon of a man in Italy being infected with HIV, Covid-19 and monkeypox or monkeypox at the same time was also highlighted by the IDI Task Force (Indonesian Doctors Association).

Through this phenomenon, the question arises, can Covid-19 infection increase the risk of getting monkeypox?

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5. Monkeypox Positive Patients Do Isolation at Home

Monkeypox Illustration, Monkeypox- Monkeypox Prevention (Pixabay) (Special Photo -
Monkeypox Illustration, Monkeypox- Monkeypox Prevention (Pixabay) (Special Photo –

Patients who were confirmed to have the first monkeypox in Indonesia were not isolated in the hospital. He just needs to self-isolate at home.

In response to this, the Head of the IDI Monkey Smallpox Task Force (Indonesian Doctors Association) Dr. Hanny Nilasari, Sp.KK said and believed that there were special considerations from the DKI Jakarta Health Office to allow the monkeypox patient to do isoman at home.

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Source: – Berita Kesehatan Terkini by

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