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31-year-old Nigerian woman tests positive for Monkeypox in Delhi; 9th case in country, 4th in capital | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: A 31-year-old Nigerian woman tested positive for the Monkeypox in Delhi on Wednesday. This is the fourth case in the national capital and ninth case in the country, say official sources.
Earlier on Tuesday, a 35-year-old man of African origin with no recent history of foreign travel tested positive for Monkeypox in the city.

The man was admitted to the Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital.
The first Monkeypox patient in Delhi was discharged on Monday night.
LNJP Hospital, the largest hospital under the Delhi government, is the nodal centre for treatment of confirmed and suspected cases of Monkeypox in the city.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared Monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern.
Globally, several thousands of cases of Monkeypox have been reported from a large number of countries and death in many cases also being reported due to this viral zoonotic disease.
The ‘Guidelines on Management of Monkeypox Disease‘ issued by the Centre says that human-to-human transmission occurs primarily through large respiratory droplets generally requiring prolonged close contact.
It can also be transmitted through direct contact with body fluids or lesions, and indirect contact with lesion material such as through contaminated clothing or linen of an infected person. Animal-to-human transmission may occur by bite or scratch of infected animals or through bush meat preparation.

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