Sixth monkeypox case reported in Delhi; patient in a stable condition at LNJP Hospital

- September 6, 2022
| By : Patriot Bureau |

Delhi has witnessed six cases of monkeypox so far. The latest is a young woman of African origin, who is in a stable condition, sources said

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The patient is currently admitted at the LNJP Hospital.

“A total of six cases of monkeypox have been reported in Delhi so far. The recent case is of a young woman of African origin. Her condition is stable at present”, according to a source.

The six cases reported in the national capital so far include three men and three women.

A senior doctor said that the first five patients have been treated and discharged.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease having common symptoms including fever, skin lesions, lymphadenopathy, headache, muscle aches, exhaustion, chills or sweats and sore throat and cough.

As per a study conducted recently by the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), all the first five cases had manifested with mild to moderate grade intermittent fever, myalgia (muscle pain) and lesions on the genitals, groins, lower limb, trunk and upper limb.

Four cases demonstrated non-tender firm lymphadenopathy (swelling of lymph nodes). There were no secondary complications or sexually transmitted infections noticed in these cases except for Hepatitis B in one of the case, the study stated.

In Delhi, the first case of monkeypox was reported on 24 July. Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital has been made the nodal facility for the treatment of patients with this viral infection.

(With inputs from PTI)


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