monkeypox second case confirmed in kerala The second case of monkeypox has been reported in Kerala. The Health Ministry of the state says that monkeypox has been found in the investigation of a 31-year-old man who arrived here last week from Dubai. This is the second case of monkeypox in the state as well as in the country. The government has put its health services on alert for the time being. Intensive screening of people coming from abroad is being done.
Kerala Health Minister Veena George said that the patient who reached Kerala on July 13 is a resident of Kannur. He is undergoing treatment at Pariaram Medical College there. He said that the condition of the person is stable. All those who were in close contact with him are being closely monitored. On the other hand, after two cases of monkeypox were reported in Kerala, the health department has come on alert mode. As a precautionary measure, help desks have been started at the airports of Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode and Kannur.
Monkeypox was first detected in 1958. Then a disease like smallpox was found in monkeys. However, it is not yet known where the disease came from. Monkeypox in humans was first identified in 1970. The infection was found in a 9-month-old boy in Congo. According to the WHO, monkeypox is a virus transmitted from animals to humans, with symptoms similar to smallpox. The WHO says that it usually shows symptoms for two to four weeks, but it is not that dangerous.
Many types of symptoms already start showing in a person who is infected with it. Such as headache, fever, swollen lymph nodes, body aches and back pain, chills, feeling tired, blisters on the face and inside the mouth, and rash in the hands and feet. In this the patient is quarantined. At present, both the patients found in Kerala have been quarantined. A close watch is being kept on their relatives and the people they came in contact with, so that the infection can be prevented from spreading further.