Another Nigerian Woman Tests Positive For Monekypox In Delhi; Total Cases In India Reach 13

The suspected case, also a Nigerian woman, was admitted on September 14. Read to know more.

By Mallika Mehzabeen
Fri, 16 Sep 2022 04:38 PM IST | Source: PTI
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Another Nigerian Woman Tests Positive For Monekypox In Delhi; Total Cases In India Reach 13
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The eighth case of Monkeypox was reported in Delhi on Friday when a 30-year-old Nigerian woman tested positive for the virus. This is the country's thirteenth case of the viral infection, sources said on Friday. The woman has been admitted to LNJP Hospital, they said.

The sources also said that another man who is suspected of the virus has also been admitted to Delhi's government hospital.

"A total of eight cases of monkeypox have been reported in Delhi so far. The latest being a Nigerian woman, who is aged 30 and admitted to the LNJP Hospital. Her condition is being monitored," a source said.

The suspected case, also a Nigerian woman, was admitted on September 14, another source said, adding, that the seventh and eighth confirmed cases and the suspected case are admitted at present, "all three patients are doing fine.”

These eight cases also include three men. The early six cases have been treated and discharged, a senior doctor said.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease having common symptoms such as fever, skin lesions, lymphadenopathy, headache, muscle aches, exhaustion, chills or sweats, and sore throat and cough.

According to a study done recently by the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), patients in the first five cases showed "mild to moderate grade intermittent fever, myalgia (muscle pain), and lesions on the genitals, groins, lower limb, trunk, and upper limb.”

Four of these cases had non-tender firm lymphadenopathy (swelling of lymph nodes).

No secondary complications or sexually transmitted infections were recorded in these cases except for Hepatitis B in one case, it had said.

In Delhi, the first case of monkeypox was reported on July 24.

LNJP Hospital has been made the nodal facility to treat patients with viral infection.

(With agency input)

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