India has also registered one death. All the cases were recorded in Kerala and the national capital of Delhi.
New Delhi: Yet another foreign national has tested positive for monkeypox in Delhi, pushing the tally in Delhi to four while in the country the count stands at nine. India has also registered one death. All the cases were recorded in Kerala and the national capital of Delhi.
On Tuesday, both Kerala and Delhi had reported fresh cases of monkeypox. Kerala health minister Veena George had said the patient is a 30-year-old man who arrived at Kozhikode airport on July 27 from the UAE and is currently being treated in Malappuram.
The patient who had tested positive in Delhi on Tuesday was a 35-year-old foreign national with no recent history of travel. The man was admitted to the state government-run Lok Nayak Jay Prakash Hospital. The Arvind Kejriwal-led government has asked three private hospitals of Delhi to set up isolation wards for suspected cases and confirmed patients of monkeypox.
It is important to note that the country’s first monkeypox death was reported from Kerala, a 22-year-old man who had come back from the UAE. Following the death, the authorities quarantined as many as 20 persons in Thrissur district. The officials said that the victim had come in contact with “only 10 people”, which included family members and friends. The officials also asked the people not to panic and said the situation is in control.
One of the most common symptoms of monkeypox are fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes and the disease may lead to a wide range of medical complications. It is usually a self-limiting disease with symptoms lasting for two to four weeks.