Monkeypox in Kerala: Measles is affecting many countries around the world. In India too, Central and State Health Ministries have been keeping a close eye on the monkeypox outbreak for the past few months. Following the first case of monkey measles in Kerala, the Union Health Department has sent a letter to all state governments with guidelines to prevent the spread of monkey measles.
While no one has been affected by monkey measles in India, on the 14th, for the first time in India, a monkey measles infection was confirmed in a person in Kerala. Currently, a total of 5 people have been confirmed infected, 3 in Kerala, 1 each in Delhi and Andhra Pradesh.
Earlier, the death of a young man from Thrissur, Kerala, who was receiving treatment due to symptoms of monkey measles, came as a shock. Kerala Health Minister Veena George said to conduct a detailed investigation in this regard.
He assured that the details of the persons related to the deceased youth and the places where he had traveled are being collected and those who were in contact with him have been quarantined.
Meanwhile, Kerala has recorded its 5th monkey measles case on Tuesday (August 2), reports ANI. The 30-year-old patient is currently undergoing treatment in Malappuram and returned from the United Arab Emirates on July 27, Kerala Health Minister Veena George said.