First Suspected Monkeypox Case In Gujarat

| Updated: August 5, 2022 9:43 am

Gujarat health department officials, yesterday, disclosed that a man in Jamnagar, who is exhibiting symptoms of monkeypox infection, has been admitted to the city’s GG Hospital. The 29-year-old patient is being treated in a special isolation ward set up to handle monkeypox cases. His swab samples have been sent to a laboratory in Ahmedabad for confirmation.

The patient has no travel history, but immediate measures were taken because his symptoms are similar to what is seen in monkeypox patients. “Since he was exhibiting monkeypox symptoms, such as high fever, we have sent his samples for confirmation to a laboratory in Ahmedabad. The patient has been admitted to an isolation ward in the hospital,” Dr Nandini Desai, dean of the MP Shah Government Medical College, said.

Monkeypox cases are slowly rising in India. The government is taking all the measures to check the spread of this disease. Until now, the number of confirmed cases in the country is 9. The government is checking all the incoming passengers for any symptoms at the airports and ports. It is also strengthening medical facilities and setting up isolation wards in hospitals.

The first ever case of monkeypox was recorded in the Kollam district of South Kerala on July 14. The next two cases were also from the same state. The second case was reported last week from Kerala’s Kannur district. The patient was a native of Kannur and had reached the state after travelling on July 13. The third case was of a 35-year-old man who had returned from the UAE was tested positive for monkeypox. The fourth case is from Delhi of a 34-year-old man, who has no history of foreign travel, yet was tested positive for monkeypox.

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