First confirmed case of Monkeypox reported in India


The first confirmed case of monkeypox has been report in India on Thursday.

According to media reports, the first monkeypox case in India has been confirmed in a 35-year old man with a history of travel to the Middle East, government officials said.

The state’s health minister, Veena George has said that the 35-year, who travelled from the United Arab Emirates to the southern Indian state of Kerala on July 12, was in stable condition and had been isolated at a hospital.

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Veena George has said that the man is stable and all his vital signs are normal. “We have asked all districts to be on alert. The patient’s parents and other primary contacts have also been isolated while 11 passengers who came in contact with him on his flight and some others have been told to watch for symptoms,” the minister added.

It is to be mentioned here that Monkeypox, endemic in parts of Africa, is a viral disease that causes flu-like symptoms and skin lesions. Around 60 countries in which monkeypox is not endemic have reported outbreaks of the disease, with confirmed cases crossing 10,500.

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