Hyderabad: A Kamareddy resident has shown symptoms of Monkeypox. The man is currently being sent to the Fever Hospital in Hyderabad, where he will undergo various tests to see if the rash that has appeared all over his body is indeed monkeypox.
Monkeypox: Experts say no need to panic as it is rarely fatal
However, till today, India has recorded four instances of monkeypox, with one occurring in Delhi and three others in Kerala. According to government authorities, a 34-year-old man from the nation’s capital who has never travelled outside has tested positive for the monkeypox virus.
World Health Organisation (WHO) declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern and India reported four cases of the disease, experts on Sunday said there is no need to panic as it is less contagious and rarely fatal.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday said that a high-level review meeting on Monkeypox will be held by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) today afternoon.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported in 74 countries since about May.