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Second case of monkeypox found in Kerala, patient identified at airport

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The second case of monkeypox has been found in the country. Both the cases have been found in Kerala only. The man was admitted to Pariyaram Medical College in Kannur after he showed symptoms. His sample was sent to the National Institute of Virology where the report has come positive. State Health Secretary has confirmed this. This person had reached Mangaluru airport from abroad.

The health department of Kerala has increased surveillance at all five airports in the state. When the person reached the airport, he showed symptoms during the investigation, after which he was sent directly to the hospital. The first case of monkeypox was also found in Kerala. The man had returned from UAE. Taxi drivers, family members and co-passengers who came in contact with him have also been kept under surveillance.

According to the WHO, cases of monkeypox have been found in 63 countries and so far more than 9 thousand people have been infected. After May, this virus has spread rapidly. The WHO has said that the disease belongs to the orthopox virus genus. The symptoms of monkeypox are similar to smallpox. Headache, fever, tiredness. Includes body aches, chills, blisters on the body.

Child report negative in Tamil Nadu

Symptoms of monkeypox were observed in a child in Vijayawada. After this he was admitted to the hospital and the sample was sent for test. It was a matter of relief that the report has come negative. Despite this, people who came in contact with him have been kept under observation.

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