8 cases of Monkeypox reported in country: Mandaviya

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8 cases of Monkeypox reported in country: Mandaviya

New Delhi : Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, during Question Hour in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, informed that a total of eight cases of Monkeypox have been reported in the country. The central government is taking all measures to prevent Monkeypox, he said. Instructions have been given to all the states to increase surveillance. People need not panic about this, but need to be aware, he added.
Of the total eight cases of Monkeypox, five have been reported from Kerala and three from Delhi, while one death has also been reported.
The union Health Minister told in the Rajya Sabha that 15 institutions have been identified in the country to investigate the infection of Monkeypox virus. If needed, other institutions will also be involved, all measures are being taken to prevent and treat Monkeypox infection.  The third patient of Monkeypox was found in Delhi on Tuesday. Another person from Nigeria living in Delhi has been found infected with the Monkeypox virus. Earlier on Monday also the report of a 35-year-old Nigerian man came positive.