Monkeypox Death: In view of the increasing threats of monkeypox in the country, the Kerala government has confirmed the first death due to monkeypox. A youth from Kerala died in Thrissur on Saturday 30 July. Monkeypox infection has been confirmed in him. State Health Minister Bina George gave this information on Sunday. On behalf of the Kerala government, it was said that the 22-year-old man who died on July 30 was infected with monkeypox.
Youth dies in private hospital
This is the first death from monkeypox in the country. State Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan says that the infection was found in the samples sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune. The 22-year-old youth died at a private hospital in Thrissur a few days after his return from the United Arab Emirates. The government says that evidence from training conducted in the UAE has confirmed the presence of the monkeypox virus. An investigation will be conducted to find out the cause of death.
Team engaged in ascertaining the cause of death
Health Minister Vij says that the Health Department is investigating to find out the cause of death of the youth. He said that the patient was young and was not suffering from any other disease or health problem. George said they would find out why there was a delay in getting him admitted to the hospital after his return from the UAE on July 21.
So far 5 cases have been reported in India
Let us tell you that so far 5 cases of this disease have been reported in India. A high level meeting was held on 26 July to review the ongoing public health preparedness in the country. NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul led the task force. WHO recently declared monkeypox as a global public health emergency.
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