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Monkeypox patients detected again in India, number of cases increased to 7

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  • 03 August, 2022 16:10:54

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International Desk: Like many countries in the world, the number of people affected by monkeypox virus is increasing in India. The first case of monkeypox in the neighboring country was found in Kerala. In that sequence, a patient infected with monkeypox was again found in this southern state.

With this, the total number of monkeypox cases in the country has increased to seven. Indian media NDTV reported this information in a report on Tuesday (August 2).

According to the report, monkeypox infection has been detected in the body of a person who recently returned to India from the United Arab Emirates. With this, the total number of monkeypox cases in the country has increased to seven. Meanwhile, the number of patients identified in one state of Kerala is five. Kerala Health Minister confirmed this information.

According to the Indian media, the young man who was recently diagnosed with monkeypox had recently returned to Kerala from the United Arab Emirates, according to Veena Garg, the state's health minister. The 30-year-old is currently admitted to a hospital in Malappuram. He is undergoing treatment there.

The media say that the young man has been kept under observation in the hospital. He reached Kozhikode airport on July 27. Five people contracted monkeypox in Kerala due to this.

Meanwhile, the first death due to monkeypox in India has also occurred in Kerala. A 22-year-old man died of monkeypox in Thrissur of the state. The deceased youth had also recently returned from the United Arab Emirates.

However, apart from Kerala, cases of monkeypox have been found in Delhi, the capital of India. Apart from this, monkeypox symptoms have been seen in some people in Rajasthan and Hyderabad.

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