Guntur: Monkey measles was confirmed for the first time in India on the 14th. The confirmation of monkey measles in a person who came from the United Arab Emirates to Wayanad, Kerala has caused a stir. A 35-year-old monkey measles patient was admitted to Thiruvananthapuram Medical College Hospital and was undergoing treatment. At this stage, he was discharged from the hospital after fully recovering from the infection.
Meanwhile, tests for monkey measles are being conducted in many cities in India. An 8-year-old boy has been diagnosed with monkey measles in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. After this the boy was admitted to Guntur Government General Hospital.
Guntur District Medical and Health Officer Dr Sumaiya Khan said, “It is suspected to be monkey measles. We have sent samples to the National Institute of Virology in Pune and the Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad for confirmation.”
Officials said further action will be taken following the report. At present, the victim boy has been isolated and is being treated in a special ward.
Earlier, four cases of monkey measles have been confirmed in India.