Delhi Reports Second Monkeypox Case, India’s Tally Rises To Eight

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New Delhi: The national capital reported its third case of Monkeypox after a 31-year-old man from Nigeria, tested positive on Tuesday.

The man was admitted to the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital, hospital under Delhi government. He suspected of the infection and then tested positive.

The man has no international travel history.

Summing the total number of cases in the country to Eight.

The Centre has formed a task force in the wake of Monkeypox cases in India to monitor and provide guidance to the government on the expansion of diagnostic facilities and to explore vaccination for the infection in the country.

The central government is on an alert even as the count of infections in some other countries has risen.

Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease caused by the monkeypox virus, which belongs to the same family of viruses that causes smallpox. The disease is endemic in regions like West and Central Africa but lately, cases have been reported from non-endemic countries too, according to the WHO.

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