Delhi reports fourth monkeypox case; at least eight confirmed cases in India

Delhi reports fourth monkeypox case; at least eight confirmed cases in India

The Delhi government informed that seventy isolation rooms have been set up across six hospitals to tackle the monkeypox crisis.

India's national capital reported the fourth case of monkeypox on Wednesday after a Nigerian woman tested positive.

On Tuesday, the Indian government had written to the WHO representative in the UAE to ensure that air passengers displaying monkeypox symptoms should not be allowed to board flights. India has so far recorded eight confirmed monkeypox cases.

The Nigerian woman who was detected with the virus has been admitted to a Delhi hospital after she was detected with fever and skin lesions. However, there is no information about her travel history so far.

The Delhi government informed that seventy isolation rooms have been set up across six hospitals to tackle the monkeypox crisis. Delhi's state government led by AAP said it was geared for "a potential monkeypox outbreak" and can add more isolation rooms if needed.

Delhi reports fourth monkeypox case; at least eight confirmed cases in India
After youth with Monkeypox symptoms dies in Kerala, Centre forms task force to monitor situation in India

Indian authorities had confirmed the first death due to monkeypox in the southern state of Kerala. The 22-year-old man died last week as the state government moved to isolate people who had come in contact with the patient. According to reports, the man had tested positive for monkeypox in the United Arab Emirates before returning to India.

The monkeypox virus has spread to at least 78 countries worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation(WHO). According to health officials, human-to-human transmission takes place through bodily fluids, skin lesions and transmission through mouth, throat and respiratory droplets.

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