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Monkeypox Alert: Suspected Case of Virus Reported in UP’s Noida, Authorities on Alert

The patient is a 47-year-old woman who approached the health department on Tuesday, after which her samples were taken.

Updated: July 27, 2022 5:00 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Victor Dasgupta

Monkeypox Outbreak Latest News
Monkeypox is a viral disease that can spread from person to person through close contact.

Noida: Health officials in Uttar Pradesh have identified a person with similar symptoms of monkeypox. According to them, the patient is a 47-year-old woman who approached the health department on Tuesday, after which her samples were taken.

“The samples have been sent for a test to Lucknow, and the patient is in home isolation at the moment. Monkeypox can be confirmed only after the test results are out,” a local health official said.

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This comes days after Delhi reported the first reported case of monkeypox. A 34-year-old person from west Delhi was found infected. He is currently in LNJP Hospital and will take at least a week to fully recover.

The Delhi government’s Directorate General of Health Services said on Monday, “It is mandatory for all health facilities to notify any suspect case of monkeypox to the concerned District Surveillance Unit and must be referred and isolated at the reserved ward of Lok Nayak Hospital in coordination with District Surveillance Officers.”

Monkeypox: All You Need To Know About The Disease

Can Monkeypox pass from one person to another?

  • Monkeypox can be passed on from one person to another through any close physical contact with monkeypox blisters or scabs (including sexual contact, kissing, cuddling or holding hands)
  • It can also spread through touching cloth, bedding

Who are most unlikely to have Monkeypox?

  • You are most unlikely to have Monkeypox if you are not in close contact with an infected person or not recently travelled to countries with high prevalence of the disease

Who Can Get it?

  • No one is immune from Monkeypox. Anyone can get infected
  • However, it is important to note that because most cases reported up till now involve men who are gay or bisexual or men who have sex with other men, it is particularly important for the people of these sexual orientations to be on alert

Symptoms of Monkeypox

  • One who gets infected with the virus, it generally takes between 5 and 21 days for the first symptoms to appear

What are the first symptoms of Monkeypox?

The first symptoms of monkeypox include:

  • High Temperature
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Backache
  • Swollen Glands
  • Shivering
  • Exhaustion

A rash usually appears 1 to 5 days after the first symptoms. The rash often begins from the face then spreads to the other parts of the body.

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