5th Patient Of Monkeypox Found In Delhi, 22-Year-Old Woman Of African Descent Admitted to LNJP Hospital

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New Delhi, 13th August 2022: The fifth case of monkeypox has been reported in Delhi. A 22-year-old woman of African descent who has travelled to Nigeria has been admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash(LNJP) Hospital for treatment after being confirmed with monkeypox. The team of doctors is treating all the infected and suspected patients.


Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of (LNJP) Hospital said on Saturday that the 5th case of monkeypox has been reported in Delhi. He said that the samples of a 22-year-old woman tested positive on Friday and she is currently under the supervision of doctors at the hospital.


At present, four patients are hospitalized and one has been discharged. A total of five cases of monkeypox have been reported in Delhi.


The first case of monkeypox was confirmed in Delhi on July 24 this year, a day after the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.


The central government had issued several guidelines to check the spread of the virus in India, one of which included surveillance at the entry points of the country.


International travellers have been advised to avoid close contact with sick persons, dead or live wild animals and other people. The first case of monkeypox in India was reported on July 14 in the Kollam district of Kerala.


According to the World Health Organization, monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted from animals to humans) with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in patients with smallpox, although it is less severe clinically.