The first case of monkeypox in India has been verified in Kollam, according to Kerala’s minister of health Veena George on Thursday.
“There’s no reason for anyone to feel anxious or worried as the patient is stable and every precaution is being taken, “added the health minister.
His mother and father are among the patient’s closest friends, and they are being watched at Thiruvananthapuram Medical College (TVM). At the TVM, monkeypox signs were found.
The health minister also stated that the patient had left for UAE to travel and had arrived at Trivandrum Airport on the 12th of July. The patient’s friend had tested positive for monkeypox in the UAE. Some of his closest friends are his parents.
Monkeypox has been described as a viral zoonosis or a human-to-animal virus transmission that causes symptoms of less severe smallpox. Smallpox has been replaced by Monkeypox as a significant orthopoxvirus for public health. The eradication of smallpox occurred in 1980 and so the vaccinations for the same were discontinued.