First woman patient is India’s ninth monkeypox case, Delhi’s fourth

Of the nine cases, five have a history of foreign travel

First woman patient is India’s ninth monkeypox case, Delhi’s fourth

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 3

India on Wednesday reported the first woman patient of monkeypox virus, a 31-year-old Nigerian national.

This takes the number of monkeypox cases in India to nine and in Delhi to four.

Kerala has the rest of the five cases.

Of the nine cases, five have a history of foreign travel.

The latest patient had fever and skin rash and lesions and there is yet no information on whether she travelled abroad recently.

She is isolated at Loknayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital in the capital.

Her samples were sent for testing to NIV Pune and results came today.

Meanwhile, an official source said the first monkeypox patient in Delhi was discharged on Monday.

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