A Nigerian lady Tests Positive for Monkeypox in Delhi, Marking India’s 9th Occurrence.
In Delhi, a 31-year-old woman tested positive for monkeypox.
According to PTI, the woman has a fever and skin problems and has been brought to LNJP hospital. There is no evidence that she has lately travelled overseas.
With the number of instances of monkeypox increasing in the country, the Union Health Ministry has issued a list of dos and don’ts for avoiding the disease. It further emphasized that anyone who has had extended or recurrent interaction with an infected individual can get the virus.
The ministry recommends isolating the sick individual from others to prevent the disease from spreading, using hand sanitizers or washing hands with soap and water, covering the mouth with masks and using disposable gloves while near a patient.
According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is a viral zoonosis — a virus transferred to people from animals — with symptoms comparable to smallpox but clinically less severe. The condition often shows as a fever, rash, and enlarged lymph nodes, and it can lead to a variety of medical issues. It is generally a self-limiting condition with symptoms lasting two to four weeks.
The Centre has convened a conference of senior health specialists on Thursday. L Swasticharan, director of Emergency Medical Relief (EMR), will preside over the meeting. EMR is a section of the health ministry in charge of addressing public health situations of worldwide or national relevance. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Dr Pavana Murthy will also be present at the high-level conference. Earlier on Wednesday, Delhi announced its fourth case of monkeypox, bringing India’s total to nine cases.