Delhi Monkeypox Case Live Updates: Man from Delhi without any history of foreign travel tests positive for Monkeypox virus

Delhi Monkeypox Case Live
Delhi Monkeypox Case Live

India reports its fourth case of monkeypox in Delhi

Delhi Monkeypox Case Live: For the first time in Delhi, a case of monkeypox has been reported in a person who has no history of international travel, taking the infection of the viral disease to four in India, health officials said on Sunday.

Delhi has confirmed its first case of monkeypox on July 24, 2022, a day after the World Health Organization declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. Delhi Monkeypox Case Live

A 31-year-old male admitted to a city hospital has tested positive for monkeypox in the capital. The patient has no travel history and was admitted a few days back with fever and skin lesions. The patient’s condition is stable and the sample was sent to NIV Pune.

Delhi Monkeypox Case Live

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization on Sunday called on countries in the Southeast Asia region to strengthen surveillance and public health measures for monkeypox, declaring the disease a public health emergency of international concern.

“Monkeypox is spreading rapidly and in many countries that have not seen it before, which is a matter of great concern. However, with cases concentrated in men who have sex with men, it is possible to further reduce the spread of the disease with focused efforts among at-risk populations,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region he said.

Globally, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported from 75 countries. In the WHO South-East Asia region, four cases of monkeypox have been reported, three from India and one from Thailand.

Cases in India are among citizens who have returned home from the Middle East, while in Thailand an international man living in the country has been confirmed positive for monkeypox.

“What is important is that our focused efforts and measures should be sensitive, free from stigma or discrimination,” the regional director said.

The decision to declare monkeypox as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) was announced by Dr. Tedros, Director-General WHO on 23 July 2022, a day after he called for another meeting of the IHR Emergency Committee to review the multiple The meeting was called. Country’s outbreak.

“Although the risk of monkeypox is moderate globally and in the region, the potential for further international spread is real. In addition, there are still many unknowns about the virus.

We need to be vigilant and prevent further spread of monkeypox. One needs to be ready to respond quickly,” said Dr Khetrapal Singh.

Since the start of the outbreak, WHO has been assisting countries in building and facilitating testing capabilities in the region, along with assessing risks, and introducing public health measures.

Involve and protect affected communities; intensifying surveillance and public health measures; Strengthening clinical management and infection prevention and control in hospitals and clinics; The regional director said that accelerating research into the use of vaccines, therapeutics and other devices are among the key measures that need to be scaled up.

Monkeypox virus is transmitted from infected animals to humans through indirect or direct contact. Human-to-human transmission can occur through direct contact with infectious skin or wounds, including face-to-face, skin-to-skin, and respiratory droplets.

In countries with current outbreaks and reported cases of monkeypox, transmission occurs primarily through close physical contact, including sexual contact. Infection can also occur from contaminants such as linens, bedding, electronics, clothing, which contain infectious skin particles.

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