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Monkeypox Case: Kerala Reports First Confirm Case, NCDC to Assist the State

The Union Health Ministry informed a confirmed case of Monkeypox in Kerala

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INDIA. Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala witnessed its first confirmed Monkeypox case, a 35 years old man returned from the UAE said to be the carrier of the disease. The National Institute of Virology, Pune had confirmed the disease. The Central government arranged for the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for assisting Kerala. State health minister, Veena George, said: “There is nothing to worry about or to be anxious about. All the steps are being taken, and the patient is stable.” Talking about the Kollam native, He was isolated instantly.

According to the Government Medical College Hospital (MCH), the condition of the patient is stable. He had been admitted to a private hospital at Kollam after he developed fever and other symptoms. This information has been circulated by the patient himself. The 35 years old has come in direct contact with many people, including his parents, the driver who took the person from the airport to his home at Kollam, and the driver of the autorickshaw in which he travelled to the private hospital. Alongside, 11 Co passengers who sat around him on his flight from the UAE were also informed about the same. All the listed people would be observing a 21 days quarantine. 

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Health Minister George informed that the patient has taken enough precautions during this aerial journey, and had covered his face with mask-wearing clothes that fully covered him. Relaxing the current condition, George said that Monkeypox spreads from person to person only through close contact, and there is nothing to panic about. 

What is Monkeypox:

Monkeypox is unlike any other tropical disease with fever, headache, joint ache and possible swelling of the lymph glands. Rashes appear on the face, inside palms and the body 1-4 days after fever. The course of the disease could last from two-four weeks. 

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