Monkeypox Patients now in Delhi residents, Know Symptoms

New Delhi: Monkeypox patients first now detects in Delhi. A 34-year-old male resident of Delhi was isolated at Lok Nayak Hospital suspected case of Monkeypox. A confirmation of the diagnosis has been done by National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. The case is presently recovering at the designated isolation centre at Lok Nayak Hospital. The close contacts of the case have been identified are under quarantine as per the MoHFW guidelines. Further public health interventions like identification of the source of infection, enhanced contact tracing, testing sensitisation of private practitioners etc are being carried out.

Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus. It is part of the same family of viruses as smallpox. Its symptoms are similar to smallpox symptoms. Monkeypox patients is not related to chickenpox.

A rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body, like the hands, feet, chest, genitals, or anus. The rash goes through different stages before healing completely. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks. Sometimes, people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms. Others only experience a rash.

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