Monkeypox in Delhi, patient has no foreign travel history


NEW DELHI: Delhi reported its first monkeypox case, and India’s fourth, on Sunday with a 34-year-old man testing positive for the virus that is spreading across the world.

The patient, a resident of west Delhi’s Paschim Vihar has no history of travel to countries affected by the disease, unlike the three cases reported from Kerala, officials said.

The man had taken a holiday to Himachal Pradesh last month with male friends. Soon after, he developed fever but ignored the symptoms initially thinking it was caused by seasonal changes, sources said.

However, when the fever didn’t subside for a week and skin lesions appeared at several places, the man visited a physician and a skin specialist before being referred to Lok Nayak hospital – the designated centre for isolation and management of suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox in the capital.

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