India reports first case of monkeypox


A case of monkeypox was confirmed in Kerala, India, government officials confirmed Thursday.

Veena George, Secretary of State for Health, Kerala, said a 35-year-old man who returned from the United Arab Emirates on July 12 tested positive for the monkeypox virus.

The patient was in a stable condition and was isolated.

“There is nothing to worry about or worry about. All measures have been taken and the patient is stable,” said George. G-news.

The patient’s main contacts, including his parents and 11 passengers sitting near him on the plane, are identified and monitored.

George said the patient had close contact with a monkeypox-infected person abroad and developed symptoms. The National Institute of Virology received his sample on Thursday and confirmed that his test was positive.

India has set up an interdisciplinary central team to help state health authorities investigate outbreaks and take necessary health measures. Issuance of memorandum According to ANI News Agency.

Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease that spreads from animals to humans and has symptoms similar to those of smallpox patients, but clinically less severe. World Health Organization (WHO).

Symptoms of monkeypox include headache, fever, chills, sore throat, malaise, malaise, rash, and swollen lymph nodes.

Monkeypox is not a global concern: WHO

WHO has previously concluded that monkeypox does not constitute a public health emergency of international concern. This is defined as an “abnormal event” that requires a coordinated international response.

However, WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Said on Tuesday A meeting with relevant committees will be held next week to assess outbreak trends and determine if they pose a global threat.

“The Monkeypox Emergency Committee will be reconvened next week to review trends, how effective countermeasures are, and make recommendations on what the country and community should do to address the outbreak,” he said. rice field.

According to WHO, cases have increased 77% from the previous report to 6,027, most of which have been reported in the European region. However, the report shows that three deaths have been reported from the disease in Africa.

The update also showed that more than 99 percent of cases where gender information was available were among men.

“This outbreak continues to affect men who are having sex with men who have reported recent sex with one or more male partners, and are currently persistent infections across these networks. It suggests that there are no signs of. “

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Rochelle Walensk, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said in June that the virus spreads primarily through face-to-face or skin-to-skin contact with the infected person’s body fluids rather than floating in the air. Or pain.

“Monkeypox spreads through direct contact with the body fluids and fluids of people suffering from monkeypox, and by direct contact with these body fluids and body fluids such as clothing and linen, and pain,” Warensky said. Told reporters at a briefing on June 10.

“It can also spread through respiratory secretions when people are in close and lasting face-to-face contact.”

In the United States, New York had the highest number of monkeypox cases with 414 cases, followed by California with 180 cases and Illinois with 160 cases. data Provided by the CDC. The majority of reported cases are due to overseas travel.

Reuters and Mailing Lee contributed to this report.

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Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer featuring the Epoch Times Asia Pacific News.