Fifth Case Of Monkeypox In Delhi; India’s Tally 10
New Delhi: Delhi recorded its fifth case of monkeypox after a 22-year-old woman of African origin, living in South Delhi, tested positive on Friday. The woman had travelled to Nigeria a month ago.
She was admitted to LNJP Hospital two days ago and her reports came out on Friday night, confirming that she was positive, NDTV reported.
Last week, the city recorded its fourth patient when a Nigerian woman was found to be infected with the virus. India has so far recorded at least 10 patients infected with the virus. One death has been reported in Kerala, Hindustan Times reported.
The United States is among the worst-hit country and Europe is among the worst-hit regions. More than 31,000 cases have been registered this year globally in over 80 countries that have not historically reported the virus. In the US alone, over 11,000 cases have been reported so far.
Earlier this month, union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya had allayed concerns in parliament over the spread of the virus, asserting that it’s not new.
“Monkeypox is not a new disease in India and in the world. Since 1970, a lot of cases have been seen in the world from Africa. The WHO (World Health Organization) has paid special attention to this. Monitoring has started in India also,” he had said.