Fifth case of monkeypox surfaced in Kerala
Another case of monkeypox, which has been declared a global health emergency, has been reported in Kerala.
State Health Minister Veena George said a 30-year-old man in Malappuram has tested positive for the infection and is undergoing treatment. He had arrived at the Kozhikode airport from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 27.
This is the fifth case of monkeypox in Kerala and the seventh in the country. Two cases have been registered in Delhi.
What is monkeypox?
Monkeypox is a zoonotic disease. This disease is caused by infection with monkeypox virus which comes from the orthopoxvirus genus of the family Poxviridae.
The Orthopoxvirus genus also includes the viruses that cause smallpox and cowpox.
In 1958, this virus was revealed in the settlements of monkeys prepared for research and it was found to cause a disease like pox.
Health Minister gave information
Kerala | Another #monkeypox case was reported in the state. A 30-year-old is undergoing treatment in Malappuram. He had reached Kozhikode airport on 27 July from UAE: Kerala Health Minister Veena George
This is the fifth case of monkeypox in the state. pic.twitter.com/9Ccc9hT18z
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