Monkeypox: Delhi Report New Fresh Case Of Monkeypox As Nigerian Women Test Positive – Read Details –

A 30-year-old Nigerian woman in the state capital has tested positive for monkeypox, sources told PTI on Friday. It is the eighth case of virus infection in Delhi and the 13th in India.

Monkeypox: Delhi Report New Fresh Case
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The woman is currently admitted to the LNJP hospital. Sources say another person suspected of having monkeypox was also admitted to the government-run hospital.

So far, 13 cases of monkeypox have been reported in India: eight in Delhi and five in Kerala. Out of the total number of cases in Delhi, five of the patients have recovered.

The country has reported one death after a patient succumbed to monkeypox in Kerala.

To combat monkeypox, the Delhi government has reserved beds in three government hospitals, including Lok Nayak Hospital, Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital and Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
Three other private hospitals – Kailash Deepak Hospital, MD City Hospital, Batra Hospital and Research Center – are also earmarked for this purpose, according to the PTI.

Since most of the cases in Delhi have no travel history, experts studying the disease believe there could be more emerging cases within the community. “These cases of monkeypox indicate an underdiagnosed monkeypox infection in the community.

Monkeypox: Delhi Report New Fresh Case Of Monkeypox As Nigerian Women Test Positive

This underscores the need for active surveillance of MPXV in high-risk groups, such as men who have sex with men (MSM) and female sex workers (FSW),” they said in an article recently uploaded to Research Square, which is a website gratuitous. audience. pre-publication -Repository.

Dr Pragya Yadav, Senior Scientist at ICMR-National Institute of Virology (Pune) and one of the study’s authors, said: “Some recent studies have shown only a lesion in the genital area, which is not easy to identify or extract. Clinical presentation of VZV and other diseases, lack of knowledge also creates confusion and cases may be missed.

According to an ICMR study, the current monkeypox epidemic was largely confined to the community of men who have sex with men, primarily those with multiple bisexual or homosexual partners.

“Cases 2, 3 and 5 shared a history of heterosexual contact within 21 days of symptom onset without being under the influence of drugs or alcohol,” he added.

The study also noted that all cases in India “were mildly overcome and recovered well.”

The vast majority of cases infected with monkeypox had recovered, and complications such as sepsis and encephalitis have been reported in immunocompromised persons. Mortality in Brazil and Mexico was mainly in immunocompromised persons, while in Spain the fatal cases were immunocompetent without underlying disease.

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