A person in Himachal Pradesh has symptoms of monkey measles..Intensive treatment in hospital



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Published: Saturday, July 30, 2022, 7:32 [IST]

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Shimla: A person has been hospitalized with suspected monkey measles symptoms in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district. The patient has no history of foreign travel.

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A person in Himachal Pradesh has symptoms of monkeypox

More than 16 thousand people have been affected by monkey measles in 75 countries around the world. Monkey pox belongs to the orthopox virus family. In some respects it shares characteristics with the orthopoxvirus that causes smallpox, which was declared eradicated in the 1980s.

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Smallpox vaccination was widely discontinued after 1979 and 1980. This has also caused this virus to roam the world again.

World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan has spoken about monkey measles. The spread of monkey measles is a wake-up call for us. He said that we should always be prepared to face virus threats.

In India, three people have been infected with monkey measles in Kerala. Similarly, one person was confirmed to have monkey measles in Delhi. All the confirmed cases of monkey measles in Kerala have returned to India from abroad. But a person who has confirmed monkey measles in Delhi cannot travel to any foreign country.

In this situation, the health authorities have informed that a suspected case of monkey measles has been detected in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. The man’s samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune, the state health department said in a press release.

The man, a resident of Badi, was admitted to the hospital 21 days ago with symptoms of infection and is currently recovering. He has been isolated as a precautionary measure and surveillance work is being carried out in the surrounding areas, the press release said. It is also reported that the person has no foreign travel history. The central government has informed that there has been no loss of life due to monkey fever in the country.

English summary

Monkeypox case in Himachal Pradesh: A suspected monkeypox case has been found in Himachal Pradesh’s Solan district, health officials said.

Story first published: Saturday, July 30, 2022, 7:32 [IST]

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