Monkeypox Virus First death due to monkeypox in Kerala, confirmed by Kerala government. First death due to monkeypox in Kerala, confirmed by Kerala government

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  • One death due to monkeypox virus in Kerala
  • Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed
  • 22-year-old youth had returned from UAE

Monkeypox Virus: The Kerala government on Monday confirmed that a 22-year-old man who died on July 30 was infected with monkeypox. In this way, this is the first death due to monkeypox in the country. State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the media that the samples sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune found the infection and was the West African variant.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan gave information

Vijayan said that the person who reached the state on July 22 was earlier found infected with monkeypox in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on July 19. State Health Minister Veena George said in a press release, “The person concerned was admitted to a private hospital in Thrissur on 27 July after his health deteriorated, but his relatives informed about the test report from UAE on 30 July. informed the hospital authorities.”

20 people who came in contact with the patient

George said that 20 people, including family members, friends, a helper and football players of the person concerned, came in contact with him in the high risk category. The Chief Minister said that a detailed investigation would be conducted by a high level State Medical Board. George had said on Sunday that the patient was young and did not have any other illness or health problem and that the health department was investigating the cause of his death.

The youth was a resident of Punniyur

The person who lost his life due to monkeypox was a resident of Punniyur in Thrissur. He died in a private hospital in Thrissur a few days after his return from the UAE. Following this, the Kerala Health Department sent his samples to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Alappuzha. He had already been infected with the virus but the family informed about it on Saturday. Health department sources said the youth had reached Kerala on July 22 and came to the hospital on July 26 after developing fever. He was later put on life support and died on Saturday evening.

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