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Monkeypox scare: New case surfaced in 30-year-old in Kerala, India’s tally reaches to 7

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Kochi: The case of monkeypox is increasing continuously in Kerala. Days after the death of a person with monkeypox-like symptoms in the state of Kerala, another monkeypox case has been confirmed in Kerala. The infection has been confirmed in a 30-year-old man in Malappuram. A person who returned from UAE tested positive today. This is the fifth case of the viral disease in the state so far.

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Sources reported that Kerala Health Minister Veena George confirmed the news of another monkeypox case in the state.

The Health Minister said that the 30-year-old patient is undergoing treatment in Malappuram.

The minister said that he had arrived at Kozhikode airport from UAE on July 27 and was undergoing treatment at Manjeri Medical College in Malappuram. This is the fifth case of monkeypox in the state.

Twenty people have been quarantined in Thrissur district of the state following the death of one person with monkeypox-like symptoms, officials said on Monday.

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Earlier on Monday, Kerala had reported the first death of a monkeypox case in India. The 22-year-old man was a native of the state’s Thrissur district.

However, as per some media reports, he arrived in India on July 22, having been diagnosed with the virus in the United Arab Emirates. He was taken into a medical facility in the state due to “fatigue and encephalitis.”

On July 27, he was hospitalised after getting a fever. A death investigation has reportedly been requested by Kerala’s health minister. The case fatality rate of the viral clade that is now circulating in India is barely 3-6 percent, the investigation will attempt to determine the causes of the death.

Another case of monkeypox has come to light in the capital Delhi. A 35-year-old Nigerian man living in Delhi has been found infected with monkeypox. According to media reports, he does not have any recent foreign travel record. Let us inform that one person has died of monkeypox in Kerala. This is the first and only case of monkeypox death in the country.

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