Suspected Case Of Monkeypox Found In Kerala, This Person Came In Contact With Infected Abroad – Monkeypox
State Health Minister Veena George said that a suspected patient of monkeypox has been admitted to the hospital. Symptoms were seen in this person after returning from abroad.
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In Kerala, a person from abroad has been found suspected to be infected with monkeypox. His sample has been sent for examination. Only after being confirmed he will be considered monkeypox infected.
State Health Minister Veena George gave this information on Thursday. He said that the suspected patient of monkeypox has been admitted to the hospital. Symptoms of monkeypox were seen in this person after returning from abroad. The blood sample has been sent to the National Institute of Virology for testing. This disease can be confirmed only after the test report comes. Minister George, without giving further details about the patient, said that the man had symptoms of monkeypox and was in close contact with a monkeypox patient abroad.
Virus spread from animals to humans
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (virus transmitted from animal to human). It has symptoms similar to those seen in patients with smallpox in the past. However, it is less severe in terms of treatment. Monkeypox has emerged as a major orthopoxvirus after the eradication and eradication of smallpox in the 1980s and subsequent cessation of vaccination.