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Monkeypox case: Delhi sees 8th monkeypox case, Nigerian woman found infected, India count now at 13

A 30-year-old Nigerian woman has been found infected with monkeypox in Delhi. This is the eighth case of monkeypox in the city and the 13th in the country.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: On Friday, Another case of monkeypox found in Delhi. A 30-year-old Nigerian woman has been found infected with monkeypox in Delhi. This is the eighth case of monkeypox in the city and the 13th in the country. According to the information, the woman has been admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital for treatment.

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Sources said that another person is suspected to be infected with monkeypox and has also been admitted to the government hospital in Delhi. There has been a stir in the health department as soon as the case of monkeypox is received. Let us tell you that the first case of monkeypox in the country was found in Kerala.

According to WHO, from January 1, 2022 to September 14, cases of monkeypox have been found in 103 countries around the world. Not only this, 59,147 cases have been received so far. At the same time, 22 people have lost their lives so far.

Talking about last week (05 – 11 September), 4,863 cases of monkeypox were found worldwide. Whereas from 29 August – 04 September 5,026 cases were found. The highest 75.4% of these cases have been found in African countries. Whereas 23.6% of the cases have been found in Europe.

After a week or two of exposure to this infection, the infection spreads with symptoms such as fever, headache, swelling of small or circular clusters of cells and pain in the bones. It usually causes a rash on the face, hands, and feet within one to three days of fever.

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Talking to the highest infected countries from Mankipox, 21,834 in the US 6,947 in Spain, 6,129 in Brazil, 3,833 in France, 3,552 in UK, 3,551 in Germany, 1964 in Peru In Canada, 1321, Columbia has received 1,195 cases in 1260 cases, Netherlands.

According to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), this disease first appeared in 1958. Then this infection was found in monkeys kept for research. That’s why it is named Monkeypox. Symptoms of smallpox-like disease were seen in these monkeys.

According to the CDC, monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. This virus is part of the same Variola virus family, which causes smallpox. The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to smallpox. In very rare cases, monkeypox proves fatal.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the first case of monkeypox in humans was reported in 1970. Then this infection was found in a 9-month-old child living in Congo. After 1970, cases of humans being infected with monkeypox were reported in 11 African countries.

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