Monkeypox: India on alert after reporting fourth case

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In Delhi, the nation’s capital, a man with no prior history of international travel has been diagnosed with India’s fourth case of monkeypox.

According to local media, the federal health ministry has requested the Delhi government to find 34-year-old contacts. 

The States have been requested to monitor the virus “closely.”

The government has also released recommendations for preventing the illness.

The patient in the city is stable and recuperating from the infection, according to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. There’s no reason to freak out, he continued.

Before becoming unwell, the man visited the state of Himachal Pradesh; surveillance teams are investigating if he might have picked up the infection there or from a friend, according to The Indian Express newspaper.

The first three cases in India were from the southern state of Kerala, and they had all arrived from Gulf region countries.

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of monkeypox a global health emergency last week.

According to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the WHO, more than 16,000 cases have currently been documented from 75 different nations.

With the exception of Europe, where we found a high risk, the WHO assessed that the risk of monkeypox is moderate globally and across all areas.

He stated that the outbreak has already resulted in five deaths.

The monkeypox virus, which belongs to the same family of viruses as smallpox and is what causes monkeypox, although it is far less serious and infection risks are low, are caused by monkeypox.

When a person comes into contact with an infected person, the virus can spread. The respiratory system, broken skin, eyes, noses, and mouths are all possible entry points for the virus into the body.

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