Ministry of Health: There are 57 confirmed mpox cases in Indonesia Ministry of Health: There are 57 confirmed mpox cases in Indonesia

Ministry of Health: There are 57 confirmed mpox cases in Indonesia

Ministry of Health: There are 57 confirmed mpox cases in Indonesia

Jakarta - The Indonesian Ministry of Health (Kemenkes) recorded 57 confirmed cases of monkey pox or mpox in Indonesia as of November 22 2023.

Total confirmed cases of mpox are 57 cases, 57 people," said the Director of Health Surveillance and Quarantine of the Indonesian Ministry of Health Achmad Farchanny in a media briefing regarding the development of mpox which was followed online in Jakarta, Wednesday.

Farchanny detailed that the 57 cases consisted of 42 cases that occurred in DKI Jakarta, six cases in Banten, six cases in West Java, and one case in the Riau Islands.

Then, there are also 33 cases that have been declared cured, eight cases that are currently suspect, and 191 cases that are in the discarded or negative category.

"To date, 100 percent of the gender is male, we have not had any reported cases in women," he said.

Farchanny explained that all cases were dominated by sufferers aged 30-39 years with 24 cases, 25-29 years 17 cases, 18-24 years 13 cases, 40-49 years two cases, and one case aged over 50 years.

Furthermore, he said that mpox cases were suffered by 35 people with a male-to-male (MSM) sexual orientation, 11 bisexual people, seven people are heterosexual, and four people are unknown.

"The average incubation period for confirmed cases is seven days, the symptoms that arise and are mostly complained of are skin lesions, fever and rashes," he said.

For this reason, Farchanny said that the Ministry of Health had made various efforts to deal with mpox cases that occurred in the community. One of them is by carrying out vaccinations which have been given to 495 people for the first dose.

"The first dose was completed on October 23, we started the second dose on November 21," he added.

Apart from that, his party also carried out various preventive efforts, such as carrying out various early awareness outreach to health workers and the public through the Health Service in a number of regions.

"Society needs to implement safe sexual relations practices, by limiting the number of sexual partners. This means that we also continuously encourage fidelity to one's partner, as well as implementing Clean and Healthy Living Behavior," he said.

AA announced that more than 40 military council camps were occupied

The Rakhine Army (AA) announced yesterday, November 22, that it has occupied more than 40 military council camps in Rakhine State.

During the ten-day battle from November 13th to 22nd, four military council camps were captured offensively, and more than forty camps abandoned by the military council were captured.

In addition, on November 21, the release stated that nearly one hundred residents of the town who were held hostage by the military council troops were also rescued on November 21.

On November 23, the military council's Mya Oti newspaper reported the statement of Maj. Gen. Zaw Min Tun, who was authorized to speak at the military council, that the Rakhine Army (AA) had driven out the locals so that the Rakhine Army (AA) could enter the area. However, General Zaw Min Tun did not say anything about the claims that the military bases were occupied by the AA group.

Since November 13th, when the military council army and the Rakhine Army (AA) fought in Rakhine State, more than 4,700 households in Rakhine State were killed due to the heavy weapons of the military council army. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) announced on November 17 that more than 26,000 people are fleeing.

Maungdaw North, Stone According to UNOCHA, at least 11 local residents were killed and more than 30 were injured in the townships of Ans.

In addition, the road that connects Rakhine State townships, Since November 13, the military council has restricted the waterway, UNOCHA has announced that humanitarian aid has been suspended.

A trading post near the Chinese border was attacked with heavy weapons

Northern Shan State Locals told RFA that at least 10 trucks were on fire after heavy weapons were fired into the Jinsan Neng trading post on the Myanmar-China border in Muse town on November 23 at around 9:00 a.m. today.

A trader in Muse told RFA that the cargo trucks carrying goods between China and Myanmar, which have been stuck since the end of October, caught fire, and the value of the loss has yet to be calculated.

"Until now, we have not been able to enumerate; Of course there are many. Cars that will enter China and cars that are waiting for licenses to leave China and enter Burma.”

Although the fire is being extinguished, residents said that the fire was still burning until 11:00 a.m. when RFA contacted the residents, and the trucks that were not yet on fire were being moved from the car yard.

RFA has not been able to independently confirm the exact damage and which group fired the ammunition.

Some local residents say that the weapon that was fired this morning was fired by the military council, so RFA contacted Shan State's spokesperson for Shan State, U Khun Thein Maung, state economy minister today, but he did not receive a response.

Yesterday, Shan State (northern), Residents said that civilians were killed when a civilian vehicle was hit by a heavy weapon bullet at the entrance and exit of Lauk Kai city.

The Taang National Liberation Army (TNLA), some towns and military council camps in northern Shan State. The Rakhine Army (AA) and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) have been attacking and occupying Sikkimese military bases as "Operation 1027" since October 27.

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