Monday, June 17, 2024

India’s second monkeypox case confirmed in Kerala

Kerala on Monday confirmed the second case of monkeypox.

The new case, a 31-year-old man, reached Kannur from Dubai on 13 July.

The condition of the infected person, now admitted to Government Medical College Hospital in Kannur, was stable, said Health minister Veena George. All his primary contacts are under observation, she said to the media.

Four days ago, Kerala reported India’s first monkeypox case, after a 35-year-old man who returned from UAE had been diagnosed with the infection.

The Union government sent a multi-disciplinary team to Kerala to collaborate with state authorities in implementing public health measures.

Kerala government has sounded an alert in all 14 districts and help desks have been launched in all the four airports.

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