In the last 24 hours, Delhi and Kerala have both had fresh reports of Monkeypox cases. India now has eight confirmed cases of Monkeypox. Another Nigerian man, diagnosed with monkeypox in Delhi, has been confirmed as a positive case by the news agency ANI. It is the third reported case in the city. The Kerala Health Minister Veena George confirmed the case of a 30-year-old man who arrived in Kozhikode (from the United Arab Emirates) on July 27 and is now receiving treatment in Malappuram.
Three cases in Delhi and five cases in Kerala have been reported so far. Mr. Mandaviya said in the Rajya Sabha, So far, eight cases of the disease have been detected in India, and of these, five have travelled abroad. An untravelled 35-year-old foreigner living in Delhi has contracted monkeypox, according to official sources. Several private hospitals have been set up as isolation wards for patients of monkeypox by the Delhi government.
Kerala has had its fifth reported case of monkeypox in recent weeks, with State Health Minister Veena George stating as much on Tuesday. A 30-year-old man who is currently being treated in Malappuram has tested positive for the virus. Kozhikode airport received him on July 27 after he arrived from the UAE. His contacts which included his parents and two of his friends have been isolated,” said Veena George.
On Monday, the first monkeypox death was confirmed in the Thrissur district of Kerala. Two suspected monkeypox cases have also been reported in Rajasthan. The state health department has also reported two suspected cases. We are prepared for this infection.