Fifth Monkeypox case detected in Delhi; total reaches 10

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Medical Director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital Dr Suresh Kumar on Saturday informed that the fifth case of Monkeypox has been reported in Delhi, reported ANI.

Dr Kumar said that the sample of a 22-year-old woman tested positive on Friday and she is currently under observation in the hospital.

“One patient has been admitted in LNJP and her sample tested positive, at present 4 patients are admitted and one has been discharged. A total of five cases of Monkeypox has been reported in Delhi. She came positive yesterday. A team of doctors is treating her,” Dr Kumar told ANI.

He also mentioned that patient has no recent travel history but had traveled one month ago.

Delhi confirmed its first case of Monkeypox on 24 July this year, a day after it was declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern by the World Health Organisation.

The central government had released a host of guidelines to check the virus spread in India, including those at the entry points to the country.

International passengers have been advised to avoid close contact with sick persons, dead or live wild animals, and others.

The first case of Monkeypox in India was reported from Kerala’s Kollam district on 14 July. So far, ten positive cases of Monkeypox have been reported across the country.

According to the World Health Organisation, Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals), with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe. (ANI)

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