India reports first case of monkeypox

MUMBAI/BENGALURU, July 14, India reported its first confirmed monkeypox on Thursday, the head of the national virology institute, which tested the sample, told Reuters.

“It’s a man who traveled from the Middle-East. The rest of the information is with the state health authorities,” Priya Abraham, who heads the National Institute of Virology, a government-run lab that tests disease samples, told Reuters.

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The man was stable, and all his vital signs were typical, the health minister of the southern Kerala state, where the patient is located, told Reuter’s partner ANI.

Monkeypox, endemic in parts of Africa, is a viral disease that causes flu-like symptoms and skin lesions.

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