Foreigner becomes Delhi’s 4th monkeypox case, 9th in India


Monkey pox virus: Another case of monkey pox has been reported in Delhi. This is the fourth such case in the national capital. The patient is a 31-year-old woman. The woman is from Nigeria but currently lives in West Delhi.

A total of nine monkeypox cases have been reported in India, all in Kerala and Delhi.

News agency Press Trust of India reported that the woman is suffering from fever and skin lesions and has been admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital. His samples were sent for testing and came back positive on Wednesday.

Yesterday, a 35-year-old foreigner with no recent travel history tested positive for monkeypox in Delhi.

The man was taken to the government-run LNJP hospital. The Arvind Kejriwal government has asked three private hospitals in the city to set up isolation wards for suspected cases of the disease and confirmed patients.

According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is a viral zoonosis. A virus that spreads from animals to humans. Its symptoms are similar to smallpox, but much less severe.

Symptoms include fever, sores on the body and swollen lymph nodes and can lead to complications. It is usually a self-healing disease. Symptoms last two to four weeks. In the list of dos and don’ts released by the Union health ministry yesterday, the infected person should be kept in isolation to prevent the spread of the virus. Do not share bedding, clothes or towels.

By July 23, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox had been reported in 75 countries of the world, and in view of this, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared monkeypox a public health emergency.

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