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Monkeypox Alert: Delhi reports third Monkeypoxcase, India’s tally reaches to 8

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Another Nigerian person living in Delhi has been found infected with monkeypox. This is the third person found infected with monkeypox in Delhi. With this, the total number of people infected with monkeypox in the country has increased to eight.

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On Tuesday, a man from Nigeria was admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital after contracting the infection. Where the test was found positive. Ministry officials said the patient has no foreign travel history. According to sources, the Nigerian man has been battling fever for the last five days and has a rash on his body.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, while answering a question in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, said, “India currently has eight confirmed cases of monkeypox, out of which five patients have a foreign travel history.” Ministry officials said that out of the eight monkeypox cases in India, five are from Kerala and three are from Delhi. One of these patients from Thrissur district of Kerala has died.

At the same time, the first patient of Delhi’s monkeypox admitted to Lok Nayak Jaiprakash (LNJP) Hospital was discharged. Senior officials gave this information on Tuesday. This resident (34) of west Delhi was found infected with monkeypox last month.

Officials said that 14 people, including the doctor who came in contact with them, were isolated, but none of them showed any symptoms. He said that he was discharged from the hospital on Monday night. Meanwhile, the condition of the city’s second monkeypox patient and a Nigerian national is stable.

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He told that he has fever, there are boils on the skin. For treatment, he has been kept under the supervision of doctors at the Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital. Officials said that the report of the other two suspected patients is yet to come.

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