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Monkeypox In Delhi – First Case Of Global Emergency Reported 

Monkeypox in Delhi
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A 31-year-old man with no travel history has tested positive for monkeypox in Delhi. This is the fourth case that is reported in India. The remaining three cases of this global emergency are from Kerala. Officials say that he has no foreign travel history and an investigation regarding contact tracing should be undertaken. This being the first case of monkeypox in Delhi, the Chief Minister has confirmed that the situation is under control and there is no need to panic. 

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, 

The first case of Monkeypox was detected in Delhi. The patient is stable and recovering. There’s no need to panic. The situation is under control. We have made a separate isolation ward at LNJP. Our best team is on the case to prevent the spread and protect Delhiites.”

Monkeypox – A Global Emergency

Monkeypox is a zoonotic virus. Symptoms of monkeypox involve fever, overall discomfort, and rash. Monkeypox is transmitted from person to person either through direct contact or indirect contact. Monkeypox can spread through body fluids, respiratory droplets, skin-to-skin contact, and intimate contact. Clothes and utensils touched by infected people can also transmit the virus. 

Monkeypox can also be transmitted to the fetus through the placenta of the infected mother. They can be transmitted from infected animals as well. Bites or scratches from infected animals can cause monkeypox. And also through eating the meat of the infected animal. Experts say that the major cause of transmission is sexual contact. Almost 95% of the cases are through sexual contact. 

How Can Monkeypox Be Prevented?

Experts say that, with the proper strategic measures monkeypox can be easily controlled right from the beginning stage. Continuing the practice of using masks and gloves will help in the eradication of the virus and social distancing is a must.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared monkeypox a “public health emergency”. Monkeypox calls for a global emergency. WHO considers the monkeypox outbreak a high priority and is spreading awareness to avoid further spread. 

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