- Delhi recorded three more cases of monkeypox, taking the total tally of the infection to 12
- Five monkeypox patients are presently admitted at the LNJP Hospital
- Delhi's 9th and 8th cases were recorded after Nigerian citizens had tested positive for the virus
Delhi recorded three more cases of monkeypox on Thursday, taking the total tally of the infection in the city to 12. Five monkeypox patients are presently admitted at the LNJP Hospital, a source said. A 30-year-old Nigerian woman who had recently tested positive for the viral infection, was the ninth reported case here.
"Twelve positive cases of monkeypox have been reported so far here. Five patients are presently admitted at LNJP Hospital. No suspected patient is admitted there at present," the source said.
Delhi's 9th and 8th cases were recorded after Nigerian citizens had tested positive for the virus earlier. A total of 15 fatalities have been reported globally from endemic and non-endemic countries in 2022.
Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease having common symptoms such as fever, skin lesions, lymphadenopathy, headache, muscle aches, exhaustion, chills or sweats and sore throat and cough.
According to a study done recently by the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), patients in the first five cases showed "mild to moderate grade intermittent fever, myalgia (muscle pain) and lesions on the genitals, groins, lower limb, trunk and upper limb.
Four of these cases had non-tender firm lymphadenopathy (swelling of lymph nodes). No secondary complications or sexually transmitted infections were recorded in these cases except for Hepatitis B in one case, it had said.
In Delhi, the first case of monkeypox was reported on July 24. LNJP Hospital has been made the nodal facility to treat patients with the viral infection.
(with inputs from PTI)