Delhi reports India's fourth case of monkeypox, patient has no travel history

HY News 25 July, 2022 09:37 am IST

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Delhi has reported the first case of Monkeypox in a 31-year-old man with no travel history, said Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital on Sunday.

This is the fourth case of the viral disease in India and the first case without a travel history.

The patient is admitted to Maulana Azad Medical College. He was admitted to the hospital with fever and skin lesions. However, the patient is stable.

Earlier the cases in India were among nationals who returned home from the Middle East, while in Thailand an international living in the country has been confirmed positive for Monkeypox.

On Sunday, the Centre held a high-level review meeting to take stock of the monkeypox situation in the country. Union Health Secretary, Directorate General of Health Services and Director of National Centre for Disease Control held a meeting with the joint monitoring group.

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