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India’s 3rd monkeypox case confirmed in Kerala


Thiruvananthapuram, July 22 (UNI) India’s third case of monkeypox was confirmed in Kerala on Friday, Heath Minister Veena George said.A 35-year-old man, who reached Malappuram from Dubai on July 6, tested positive for the disease, the Minister said.

He was admitted to the Mancheri Medical College Hospital and those who came into contact with him are under observation, she added.India’s first monkeypox case was confirmed in Kerala on July 14 after a 35-year-old person, who came from UAE, tested positive at the Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

The country’s second case of monkeypox was confirmed in the state on July 18. A 31-year-old man who reached Kannur from Dubai on July 13, tested positive.He was admitted to the Government Medical College Hospital in Kannur and those who came in contact with him were under observation.Meanwhile, the Health department urged people to follow the guidelines issued by the authorities to stop the spread of the disease.Earlier, the Centre had sent an expert team to Kerala to ensure coordination of various departments and implement public health measures.

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