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A Nigerian woman tests positive to monkeypox in Delhi, an Indian city

A Nigerian woman, aged 30 has been reported to have tested positive for monkeypox in Delhi, according to sources in the Indian city.

The woman has been admitted to LNJP Hospital and a second patient suspected of having monkeypox has been admitted to the government-run hospital in Delhi.

Another source stated that the suspected case, which included a Nigerian woman as well, was hospitalised on September 14. It was also stated that the seventh and eighth confirmed cases as well as the suspected case are now admitted, and all three patients are doing well.

“A total of eight cases of monkeypox have been reported in Delhi so far. The latest is the Nigerian woman, who is aged 30, and admitted at the LNJP Hospital. Her condition is being monitored,” a source said.

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Three people are also involved in these eight cases. Six of the initial patients have been treated and released, according to a senior physician.

A young man in the southern state of Kerala died of monkeypox in August 2022, becoming only the fourth known death from the illness during the current outbreak.

A first in Asia, the death occurred in India. On July 23, the World Health Organization (WHO) deemed the epidemic a worldwide health emergency.

The 22-year-old Indian man passed away on Saturday, and the government has isolated 21 additional people who had contact with him, according to Kerala’s revenue minister, who spoke to the media.

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