New Delhi: A suspected case of monkeypox was present in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur on Saturday (July 30). An 8-year-old boy with suspected signs of monkeypox has been admitted to the isolation ward at Authorities Common Hospital (GGH) in Guntur, ANI reported. “It’s a suspected case of monkeypox. For affirmation, we now have taken samples that are being despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Virology, Pune and Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad for affirmation,” District Medical and Well being Officer, Guntur Dr Sumaiya Khan mentioned.
The boy, a son of day by day wage employees from Odisha, was admitted to the hospital with fever and rashes, each signs of monkeypox, IANS reported. His samples have been despatched to the Nationwide Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, well being officers mentioned on Sunday.
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India has reported 4 confirmed instances of monkeypox, three in Kerala and one in Delhi up to now, out of which one of many sufferers within the southern state has recovered.
In the meantime, NITI Aayog’s member (Well being) Dr V Ok Paul has mentioned that there isn’t any have to unfold panic as the federal government has taken important measures to verify the monkeypox virus. Paul advised ANI, “There isn’t any have to panic, as of now, however one should report in time in the event that they spot any signs.”
Final week, the World Well being Group (WHO) declared the monkeypox outbreak a worldwide well being emergency after over 16,000 instances had been reported in a minimum of 75 international locations. WHO Director-Common Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus additionally mentioned, “Though 98 per cent of instances up to now are amongst males who’ve intercourse with males, anybody uncovered can get monkeypox, which is why WHO recommends that international locations take motion to cut back the chance of transmission to different weak teams, together with kids, pregnant ladies and those that are immunosuppressed.” He added, “For males who’ve intercourse with males, this contains for the second, decreasing your sexual companions.”
(With company inputs)