Fifth Monkeypox Case Detected In Delhi, Woman Under Observation

New Delhi:The fifth case of Monkeypox has detected in the national capital on Saturday, according to Dr. Suresh Kumar, medical director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.

A 22-year-old woman’s sample tested positive on Friday, according to Dr. Kumar, and she is presently under observation in the hospital.

“One patient has been admitted in LNJP and her sample tested positive, at present 4 patients are admitted and one has been discharged. A total of five cases of Monkeypox have been reported in Delhi. She came positive yesterday. Team of doctors are treating her,” Dr. Kumar told ANI here.

He added that the patient had traveled one month prior but hadn’t traveled recently.

On July 24 of this year, Delhi reported its first case of the disease, a day after the World Health Organization designated Monkeypox as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern.

The central government had released a host of guidelines to check the virus spread in India, including those at the entry points to the country.

International passengers have been advised to avoid close contact with sick persons, dead or live wild animals, and others.

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