New monkeypox virus detected in Delhi with no recent travel history
New Delhi : The time has arrived when people need to once again mask up and maintain social distancing as the second confirmed case of monkeypox has been detected in Delhi. The man has no recent travel history like the first case.
Monkeypox has been detected in a 35-year-old man, who is from Nigeria, and has been living in Delhi from a long time. Including him, the total number of confirmed cases of monkeypox virus in India has gone to six. The other cases have been found in Kerala and Karnataka.
It must be noted that the man may be a foreign national but he comes with no recent travel history. He has also been admitted to LNJP Hospital.
Talking about the symptoms, the man had blisters and fever for the last five days. His samples were sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune. His reports came positive on Monday.
Two more suspected patients of monkeypox, who are of African origin, have also been admitted to the LNJP Hospital, a report added.