- Suspected patient of monkeypox surfaced in Karnataka
- The patient was kept in quarantine in the hospital
MonkeyPox Virus: Suspected case of monkeypox has come to light in Karnataka. A person with symptoms of monkeypox infection has been kept in quarantine at a private hospital here, the state health department said. The suspected patient is a citizen of Ethiopia. Health department officials said the person’s sample has been sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune for confirmation. The African national has been kept in quarantine at the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment of other ailments including kidney problems. The health department said a 55-year-old Ethiopian national suffering from kidney disease and other health problems had arrived in the first week of July and recently showed signs of monkeypox.
Monkeypox deaths are negligible
Health Minister K. Sudhakar told reporters that people need not panic as it is not a deadly disease. He said that there is no need to panic about monkeypox. However, we need to take some precautionary measures. Even if it happens (monkeypox infection), then its treatment is available. It does not cause death. The chance of death is very low.
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