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Monkeypox outbreak: 31-year-old female foreign national tested positive in Delhi, India’s tally rises to 9

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: Monkeypox is increasing rapidly in India after the outbreak of Covid-19. The Center has already issued several guidelines regarding this. Fourth patient of monkeypox has been found in the country’s capital Delhi. Now today a woman in Delhi has been found infected with monkeypox. Official sources said that the report of a 31-year-old Nigerian woman has come positive. The official said that she is the first woman in the country in whom the infection of monkeypox has been confirmed.

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Sources said that the woman has fever and wounds on her hand, and has been admitted to Loknayak Jaiprakash Hospital. He told that his sample was sent for examination and the infection was confirmed in it on Wednesday. He told that no information has been received about his foreign travel recently.

Monkeypox has been confirmed in four people in the national capital so far. At the same time, five cases have come in Kerala. So far 9 people have been infected with monkeypox. So far, one patient each has been discharged from the hospital in Delhi and Kerala. At the same time, one has died due to infection in Kerala.

Health ministry advice
Amid rising cases of monkeypox, the Union Health Ministry today released a list of ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ to avoid the pandemic. The ministry also said that if a person comes in contact with an infected person for a long time or repeatedly, then he can also get infected.

The ministry said that the infected person should be kept away from other persons to avoid infection. Apart from this, use of hand sanitisers, washing hands with soap and water, wearing masks and gloves are some of the measures that can be taken to prevent the disease, it said.

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The ministry said that sharing handkerchiefs, bedding, clothes, towels and other items with people who have been found infected should be avoided. It also advised not to wash dirty clothes of patients and non-infected persons together and to avoid going to public events. The ministry said, “Do not discriminate between infected and suspected patients. Apart from this, do not believe any rumor or false information.

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