DELHI: 35-year-old Nigerian man living in Delhi, with no recent foreign travel history, tests positive for monkeypox, officials said on Monday.
Delhi reports first Monkeypox case, India’s fourth
Delhi on last Sunday reported its first case of monkeypox. With this, the country’s Monkeypox caseload has risen to four.
According to official sources, the man (in his 30s) who tested positive has no history of foreign travel. The infected person had attended a stag party recently in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, they added.
He was admitted to the Maulana Azad Medical College Hospital around three days ago after he showed symptoms of monkeypox.
Monkeypox virus is transmitted from infected animals to humans via indirect or direct contact. Human-to-human transmission can occur through direct contact with infectious skin or lesions, including face-to-face, skin-to-skin, and respiratory droplets.
(With inputs from PTI)