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Telangana: Kuwait returnee suspected for monkeypox

by Pragati Singh

According to the Telangana Public Health Department, a 40-year-old man from Telangana’s Kamareddy who had travelled from Kuwait reported signs of monkeypox on Sunday.

The man lives in Indiranagar Colony in the Kamareddy district. He has been sent to Hyderabad’s Fever Hospital. On July 6, the guy landed in Hyderabad from Kuwait. On the 20th of July, the guy acquired a fever, and on the 23rd, he developed rashes. He went to a private hospital in Kamareddy the next morning.

The doctors diagnosed him with monkeypox and referred him to Kamareddy District Hospital.

“A suspect case is being sent to Fever Hospital from Kamareddy. The suspect has the travel history of Kuwait a few days back. He had some legions and fever. So the District Hospital has reffered him to the Fever Hospital for admission and quarantine,” Fever Hospital superintendent Shankar told ANI.

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Director of Public Health, Telangana G Srinivasa Rao, said, “From Kamareddy, we are shifting the patient to a fever hospital. Here the sample is collected and sent to the National Institute of Virology Lab in Pune. Until then we will keep him in isolation in the fever hospital and provide treatment. We have identified six people who had direct contact with this person. None of them had any symptoms. However, we isolated them.”

“We are taking all the necessary steps. People need not worry about monkeypox. It is not a fatal disease,” he added.

Meanwhile, Harish Rao, Telangana’s Health Minister, had evaluated the situation.

On Sunday, the fourth case of the monkeypox virus in India was discovered in Delhi. The patient, who was hospitalised to the city’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, had no foreign travel history.

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