The Health ministry confirms, that the first monkeypox case now reported in Delhi, was admitted to Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC).
The patient is a resident of West Delhi, a 31-year-old male with no foreign travel history who was admitted to the hospital with fever and skin lesions.
The patient is now isolated at Lok Nayak Hospital as a suspected case of Monkeypox. A confirmation of the diagnosis has been done by the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune.
The close contacts of the case have been identified and are under quarantine as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW guidelines).
Further public health interventions like identification of the source of infection, enhanced contact tracing, testing sensitization of private practitioners, etc are being carried out.
Till now a total of 4 cases have been reported in the country so far, including 3 from Kerala most of them were from UAE and Saudi Arabia returned.
With over 6,000 cases across 60 countries and 3 deaths, Monkeypox reported its first case in India on 14 July 2022. Seeing the trends WHO declares a global health emergency.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “1st case of #Monkeypox detected in Delhi. The patient is stable & recovering. There’s no need to panic. The situation is under control. We have made a separate isolation ward at LNJP. Our best team is on the case to prevent the spread & protect Delhiites,”.
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