New Delhi reports first case of monkeypox – My Crush Live News

New Delhi reported its first case of monkeypox on Sunday, taking the total number of cases in the country to four.

The rapidly spreading monkeypox outbreak constitutes a global emergency, the World Health Organization’s highest level of alert, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Saturday.

The WHO says a “public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC)” is designed to trigger a coordinated international response and could unlock funding for cooperation in sharing vaccines and treatments.

“The patient had fever and skin rashes on admission,” said Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital Medical Director, Dr Suresh Kumar.

Meanwhile, the southern state of Kerala registered its third case on Friday. Experts found a common link between the three patients, all of whom had traveled from Gulf countries.

India reported its first confirmed case of monkeypox on July 14 in a 35-year-old man with a history of travel to the Middle East, government officials said.

So far this year, there have been more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox in more than 75 countries and five deaths in Africa.

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