The first case of monkeypox has been reported in India.
Officials have confirmed the first case of monkeypox in a 35-year-old man.
The patient hails from the state of Kerala and had recently returned from the United Arab Emirates.
Kerala State Health Minister Veena George said that the patient’s condition is stable and he has been isolated in the hospital.
After the confirmation of the first case, an alert has been issued in all districts of Kerala, and people who came in contact with the patient are also being isolated.
Earlier on July 14, the first case of monkeypox was also confirmed in Saudi Arabia.
According to the Saudi Ministry of Health, a person coming from abroad was diagnosed with monkeypox in the capital Riyadh.
According to officials, the victim is currently under medical supervision.
The Saudi Ministry of Health says that those who were in contact with the infected person were also tested, of which all the reports have come back negative.
Note that the disease is usually not life-threatening and begins with fever, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, chills, fatigue, and chicken pox-like rashes on the hands and mouth.
The virus is transmitted from an infected person to another person through the shedding of dead skin cells and particles from the mouth and nose when they are in close proximity or sharing the same towels and bedding