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Vietnam to research monkeypox treatments
  • | | August 11, 2022 08:53 PM
The Vietnamese Ministry of Health’s Drug Administration has asked local pharmaceutical firms to focus on researching medicines and vaccines for the treatment and prevention of monkeypox.

According to the Ministry of Health, monkeypox cases have been on the rise globally. Many countries have intensified research into new treatments. At present Tecovirimat, Brincidofvir, Cidofovir, and Probenecid, have been allowed for monkeypox treatment by the World Health Organisation. Monkeypox vaccines have been used in some nations.


Monkeypox cases have been on the rise globally

Under the Drug Administration of Vietnam’s instruction, local pharmaceutical companies need to seek sources for monkeypox medicine imports in necessary cases. The administration will create the most favourable conditions for granting licenses for the import and distribution of monkeypox medicine. The import of materials for medicine production will also be prioritised.

The Ministry of Health has urged localities nationwide to monitor foreign arrivals from countries with monkeypox as an early response after infections were spotted in the region.

Foreign arrivals from countries with monkeypox will have their body temperatures checked and be subject to other monitoring measures. Those suspected to be infected with the condition will be isolated and have their biological samples taken for testing.

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