The recent news about the sudden emergence of monkeypox and its spread throughout countries and continents may have brought back memories of early 2020 for some. Some argue that because we have grown accustomed to COVID-19, we should be prepared in the event of a monkeypox outbreak.
Leading the webinar, Dr. Therese Ann Suñe, Department of Health accredited and an Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases specialist, shared with us valuable information about monkeypox—its origin, transmission, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and preventive measures—in order to protect our staff from this disease and misinformation.
Many of us expressed our concerns, fearing another pandemic. Some wanted to know more about the recent cases that had made headlines.
We're all relieved to learn that there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in the Philippines. Still, we continue to educate and raise awareness among our staff about its risk factors and prevention. We want our staff and their families to be prepared for and protected from any prevalent virus. "Prevention is better than cure," as the saying goes.