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Monkeypox: India reports fourth case in 31-year-old Delhi man with no history of International travel

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The world had learned to live with the corona virus that now the danger of another big virus is looming in the world. Monkeypox has caused havoc in many countries. Monkeypox has spread to more than 75 countries. After the confirmation of three cases in India too, now monkeypox has knocked in Delhi too. In Delhi, a person was found infected with the monkeypox virus. There is also news that the person has not traveled abroad. This clearly means that there are more cases of monkeypox in Delhi which are yet to be seen. The people who returned after traveling abroad are once again roaming freely and putting the whole of Delhi in danger.

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India on Sunday registered its fourth monkeypox case in Delhi, a day after the World Health Organization declared the disease a global health emergency.The remaining three from Kerala. The Health Ministry confirmed that this is the first case of monkeypox in Delhi. The patient is a 31-year-old man with no travel history. He is now undergoing treatment at Maulana Azad Medical College in the hospital with fever and skin lesions.

Yesterday, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros said that the Mankippox infection has increased and now more than 16 thousand cases and five deaths have been confirmed in 75 countries. Amid rising cases of monkeypox across the globe, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom on Saturday during a virtual briefing declared the monkeypox outbreak as a global health emergency. “For all of these reasons, I have decided that the global monkeypox outbreak represents a public health emergency of international concern,” Dr Tedros Adhanom said in a statement.

Monkeypox has two types of variants – the Congo strain and the West African strain. Monkeypox virus is transmitted from infected animals to humans via indirect or direct contact. Human-to-human transmission can occur through direct contact with infectious skin or lesions, including face-to-face, skin-to-skin, and respiratory droplets.

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