Thursday, August 18, 2022

India’s reports first Monkeypox death in Kerala

The death of a man from Punnayur in Thrissur district of Kerala on Saturday could be the first case of a monkeypox casualty in India, State’s health minister, Veena George, said on Sunday. The 22-year-old had tested positive in another country, the minister added.
A report from the National Institute of Virology in Alappuzha was expected either late Sunday night or Monday. The youth had landed in Kerala on July 22 from United Arab Emirates. Out of the four monkeypox cases reported so far in India, three were from Kerala.
“He had conducted tests a day before coming to India. According to the report, he is monkeypox positive,” George said.
The state government has constituted a high-level inquiry.


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