Local authorities on the island will tighten checks on arriving tourists due to an outbreak of the monkeypox virus in the country, Bali Sun reports.
The fact is that in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, there is a rapid increase in cases of monkeypox. And the island of Bali is taking all possible measures to prevent the spread of infection. If the authorities are irresponsible, smallpox can seriously affect the popularity of a tourist destination.
“Passengers and airline crew will be required to undergo screening at the island’s main airport. This applies to both domestic and international travelers. Thermal imaging cameras will be used to detect elevated temperatures.
Fever and increased body temperature are early symptoms of monkeypox. Therefore, airport staff must thoroughly screen every traveler. These are necessary measures,” the publication writes.
According to the publication, more than 3,000 citizens may suffer due to the outbreak of the virus. Efforts are underway in Jakarta to trace contacts and eliminate clusters. Health Minister Rondonuvou assured that monkeypox, although a serious virus, has a low risk of death. The incubation period of the disease is usually 1–2 weeks; in the case of advanced disease, the period can be up to 21 days.
Waves of smallpox infections around the world are reported to have begun in May 2022 in the US, UK, Sweden, and Belgium. To date, more than 90 thousand cases of the disease have been confirmed in the world.