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India on alert after fourth monkeypox case

The most recent case has been reported in a Delhi man with no history of foreign travel.



A man in Delhi, the nation’s capital, who has never left the country, has contracted monkeypox, marking the fourth case of the disease in India.

Local media have reported that the federal health ministry has requested the Delhi government investigate the 34-year-network old’s of connections.

The CDC has requested that all states engage in “close surveillance” of the virus.

The government has also provided advice on how to avoid contracting the illness.


The chief minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, has reported that the patient is stable and making progress in his recovery from the infection.

He then emphasized, “There is no need to panic.”

Kerala, in southern India, reported the country’s first three cases; all three patients had recently returned from the Gulf region and had been traveling through the state.

The outbreak of monkeypox has been deemed a worldwide health emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO).


World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that at this point, more than 16,000 cases have been reported from 75 countries.

According to the World Health Organization, “the risk of monkeypox is moderate globally and in all regions, except for the European region, where we assess the risk as high,” he said.

He also noted that five people had lost their lives due to the outbreak.

Experts say your risk of contracting monkeypox is low, but be aware that the virus it is caused by is related to the more dangerous smallpox virus.


Direct contact with an infected person is necessary for the virus to spread. It is possible for the virus to enter the body through cuts in the skin, the respiratory system, or the eyes, nose, or mouth.

Please describe the signs and symptoms of monkeypox.

Early signs include high body temperature, headaches, swellings, back pain, and muscle aches.

After the fever subsides, a rash may appear, typically starting on the face and moving to other areas of the body, including the palms and soles of the feet.


The rash, which may cause severe itching or pain, develops and goes through a series of stages before becoming a scab and eventually falling off. Damage to the skin from the lesions can result in scarring.

The duration of the infection is short, between 14 and 21 days, and it usually resolves itself without treatment.

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