Asia’s First Monkeypox Death in this Country

Asia's First Monkeypox Death
Asia's First Monkeypox Death

Kerala Man Who Died Tested Positive For Monkeypox

Asia’s First Monkeypox Death: A man from Kerala, who had recently returned from the UAE, who died on Saturday, had tested positive for monkeypox, the state health minister said.
Minister Veena George said the patient was young, not suffering from any other ailment or health problems and hence the health department was probing the cause of his death.

A man from Kerala, who had recently returned from the UAE, who died on Saturday, had tested positive for monkeypox, the state health minister said.

Minister Veena George said the patient was young, not suffering from any other ailment or health problems and hence the health department was probing the cause of his death. Asia’s First Monkeypox Death

“A young boy returned from UAE on 22 July, was with his family when he developed fever on 26 July and was admitted on 27 July. On 28 July he was put on a ventilator. He contracted monkeypox on 19 July. Tested for UAE, the result of which was positive,” Minister Veena George said

The health minister said, “The man died on July 30. Health department teams went there, samples were sent to NIV, and test results show that he was monkeypox positive. The team formed, Genomic Sequencing National Institute of Virology (NIV). NIV),” the Health Minister said.

As per the protocol, 20 people at high risk have been identified, who have been kept under observation, the minister said. Under surveillance are family members, friends and medical staff who may have come in contact with the victim.

As a precaution, earlier this month, the state government had issued standard operating procedure (SOP) for isolation, sample collection and treatment of those infected or showing symptoms of the disease.

According to the SOP of the health department, suspected and probable cases of monkeypox are to be treated separately and in isolation and the District Surveillance Officer (DSO) should be informed immediately.

On July 14, the first case of monkeypox, a rare but potentially serious viral disease, was reported from Kollam district in south Kerala.

Monkeypox usually presents with fever, rash, and swollen lymph nodes and can lead to a variety of medical complications. It is usually a self-limiting disease with symptoms lasting two to four weeks. Asia’s First Monkeypox Death

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