A 31-year-old man from Kannur in Kerala tested positive for Monkeypox on Monday, making him the country’s second confirmed case, according to a Union health ministry official.
On July 13, the patient arrived at Mangalore airport in coastal Karnataka from Dubai. He was admitted to the hospital after exhibiting disease symptoms. As per the official, his samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune and tested positive for the virus.
The Union Health Ministry dispatched a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Kerala last week to assist state health authorities in implementing public health measures following the discovery of the first confirmed case of monkeypox in the Kollam district on Thursday.
Those who suspect symptoms should seek medical attention right away. The most common symptoms are fever, headache, rashes and blisters on the face, inside the mouth, and other parts of the body. Because the disease spreads through bodily fluids, patients and suspects must fully cover their bodies to prevent disease transmission.