December 6, 2022
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India confirms the first case of monkeypox in Asia

India confirms the first case of monkeypox in Asia

Kolkata, India Monkeypox has already claimed the lives of four people in India, the first of whom died on Monday. The young guy was found dead in the southern state of Kerala.

Last week, Spain documented two deaths connected to monkeypox, while Brazil reported one. The fatality occurred in India, marking a first for Asia. The World Health Organization declared the epidemic a worldwide health emergency on July 23.

The 22-year-old Indian man passed away on Saturday, and the government has isolated 21 additional people who had contact with him, according to Kerala’s revenue minister.

According to Minister K. Rajan, who indicated that the man landed in Kerala on July 21 but didn’t see a hospital until July 26 when he showed signs of tiredness and fever, there was no need for concern because none of the important connections were displaying symptoms.The man’s relatives informed authorities the day before that he had tested positive in the United Arab Emirates before coming back to India, Kerala’s health minister Veena George told reporters on Sunday.

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