Monkeypox: WHO declared monkeypox as a global health emergency, third case reported in India

Pankaj Prasad
World Health Organization
World Health Organization

According to statistics, so far more than 15 thousand cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide.

WHO has declared monkeypox as a global health emergency. According to the news agency AP, the World Health Organization has said that the spread of monkeypox in more than 70 countries is a global emergency.

More than 15 thousand cases of monkeypox worldwide

According to statistics, so far more than 15 thousand cases of monkeypox have been reported worldwide. South Africa is most affected by monkeypox, where the more severe form of monkeypox has already killed more than 70 people.

The disease spreads through close physical contact with a patient infected with monkeypox

The UN health agency said that 99 percent of monkeypox cases found outside Africa are related to men, of which 98 percent of patients are men who have had sex with a man. However, this disease can happen to any person who is in close physical contact with a patient infected with monkeypox.


Third case of monkeypox reported in Kerala

The third case of monkeypox has come to light in Kerala. Monkeypox infection has been confirmed in a 35-year-old youth who returned from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in early July. Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that the youth, a resident of Malappuram, had returned to his home state on July 6 and had fever since July 13. The young man is being treated at Manjeri Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. According to George, the condition of the young man is stable. He told that the people who have been in contact with the infected are being closely monitored and their condition is also stable. However, George clarified that there is no need to panic about monkeypox, as the investigation and surveillance has been increased across the state. Earlier, the second case of monkeypox in India was reported in Kannur district of Kerala. On July 13, the infection was confirmed in a person who returned from Dubai to Kannur. He is being treated at Pariyaram Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. There itself, The first patient of monkeypox in India was also found in Kerala. Symptoms of infection were seen in a person who arrived in Kollam from UAE on 12 July. He is under treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram.

2000 cases of monkeypox in the US

2000 cases of monkeypox have been found in America and more than a hundred people are getting infected every day. Dr Hugh Adler, who is engaged in the treatment of monkeypox infection in Britain, said that there are not many cases of serious infection outside gay people. He said that infections in Britain are doubling every two weeks.