India’s Second Monkeypox Case Confirmed Kannur

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  • Second case of monkeypox reported from Kannur Kerala.
  • The infected individual has a travel history to Dubai.
  • The 31 year old is being treated at Pariyaram Medical College in Kannur.

Kerala: A 31-year-old individual with a travel history tested positive for Monekypox in Kerala’s Kannur district, govt officials said, confirming it to be the second case of monkeypox in the state as well as the country.

 landed at the Mangalore airport in coastal Karnataka from Dubai on July 13. Shortly after presenting symptoms, he was isolated and samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV). As per the information given by local sources, the patient is currently being treated at Pariyaram Medical College. Others suspected as close contacts are under observation.

Interacting with the media, state health minister Veena George said-The 31-year-old man from Kannur is currently undergoing treatment at Pariyaram Medical College. The patient’s health condition is reported to be satisfactory. Those in close contact with him have been put under surveillance,”

The state first reported the first monkeypox case in the country on July 14th. The infected individual on Sunday has admitted himself to the Medical College, the DMO said. A team of experts from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was immediately dispatched.

Monkeypox has been dynamic for the past few weeks. The statistics suggest almost all affected individuals are male mostly between 37, with three-fifths identified as men with intragender sexual relations.

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