Monkeypox in Delhi: 31 year old woman turns positive, first case of infection among women in the country

Publish Date: 04 Aug, 2022 |

Another patient of monkeypox was found in the capital Delhi. Monkeypox has been confirmed in a 31-year-old Nigerian woman. He has been admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital. The official said that she is the first woman in the country in which the infection of monkeypox has been confirmed. 

Symptoms found in the woman

Sources said that the woman has fever and wounds on her hand, and has been admitted to Loknayak Jaiprakash Hospital. He said that his sample was sent for examination and the infection was confirmed in it on Wednesday. He said that no information has been received about his foreign travel recently.

The third case of monkeypox in Delhi was of a 35-year-old man of African origin with no recent history of foreign travel. He was admitted to LNJP Hospital on Monday, and tested positive the next day.

Surveillance being done for Monkeypox cases

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday that all possible surveillance is being done to prevent the spread of monkeypox. Replying to supplementary questions related to monkeypox during the Question Hour in Rajya Sabha, Mandaviya also said that there is no need to panic or fear as it does not spread as fast as the COVID-19 disease but due to very close contact. Only this infection spreads. He told that 15 institutions of the country have been identified for the investigation of infection of monkeypox and if needed other institutions can also be included in it.


Mandaviya said that the infection of monkeypox is not new and it was first found in 1970 from Africa to some other countries of the world. He said that when its cases started appearing even at present, the World Health Organization (WHO) paid special attention to it. He said that this infection spreads only when there is very close contact, such as from mother to child and from husband to wife or from wife to husband. He said that taking lessons from the experiences of Kovid-19, the government had already started preparations to deal with monkeypox.


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