African woman tests positive for monkeypox, 5th case in Delhi


New Delhi: The fifth case of the monkeypox virus has now been reported in Delhi. An African woman tested positive for the monkeypox virus. He is 22 years old and traveled to Nigeria.

The woman was taken to LNJP (Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan) Hospital. Dr. Suresh Kumar of LNJP Hospital confirmed that the fifth case of monkeypox has been detected in the capital.

Dr. Kumar informed that the 22-year-old woman was admitted to the hospital. He is currently under observation.

“One patient was admitted to LNJP and his sample was positive, currently 4 patients are admitted and one has been discharged. A total of five monkeypox cases have been reported in Delhi. He tested positive yesterday. He is being treated by a team of doctors,” LNJP doctor Dr Suresh Kumar told ANI.

The doctor also informed that the woman has no recent travel history. However, he had been in Nigeria for nearly a month.

The first case of monkeypox was detected earlier in Delhi

Delhi reported its first monkeypox virus case on July 24 this year. According to official sources, the 34-year-old man who tested positive had not traveled abroad. However, he recently attended a bachelor party in Manali, Himachal Pradesh.

He was admitted to Maulana Azad Medical College Hospital 3 days ago. There he showed symptoms of monkeypox. The samples collected from him were sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV) Pune. Confirmation came today that he is infected with a virus.

Three other cases of monkeypox have been reported in India

India has already reported three other cases of the monkeypox virus. All three cases were reported from Kerala. These three people had a trip abroad. One person came from the United Arab Emirates, while two others returned from the United Arab Emirates.

16,000 cases have been reported worldwide in 75 countries

Worldwide, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported from 75 countries. Four cases of monkeypox have been reported in the WHO South-East Asia region, three from India and one from Thailand. The cases in India occur among citizens returning from the Middle East, while in Thailand, an international person living in the country has confirmed monkeypox.

The regional director said: “It is important that our focused efforts and actions are sensitive and free from stigma and discrimination.”

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