New Delhi: A Kerala man who was India’s first monkeypox patient has recovered. The 35-year-old resident of Kollam will be discharged from the Government Medical College today, July 30.
The patient’s test was positive after coming from the UAE. He arrived at Trivandrum Airport on July 12 and on July 14, he was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of monkeypox.
The patient has recovered and is both mentally and physically healthy. The skin bumps have been cured. All skin pimples have disappeared. According to Kerala Health Minister Veena George, he would be released today.
However, the health condition of two other people who were tested positive for the infection remained satisfactory.
The state government increased prevention and surveillance measures. After Kerala reported the first three cases of monkeypox in India,
According to the WHO, monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans by animals). Symptoms of monkeypox are very much like those of smallpox patients, although they are clinically less severe. Since smallpox was eradicated in 1980 after the launch of vaccination, monkeypox has emerged as the most important orthopoxvirus for public health.