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31-year-old Nigerian woman tests positive for monkeypox, 4th such case in Delhi

As the first woman in India to test positive for the infection, this brings India's tally of monkeypox cases to nine.

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New Delhi: Delhi reported its fourth case of monkeypox on Wednesday with a 31-year-old Nigerian woman testing positive for the disease, official sources said.

With this case, India’s tally of monkeypox infections has gone up to nine.

She is the first woman in the country to test positive for monkeypox which manifests itself with fever, skin lesions and swollen lymph nodes.

The woman has fever and skin lesions and is admitted to LNJP hospital, sources said, adding her samples were sent for testing and the results came positive on Wednesday.

There is no information about her travelling abroad recently, sources said.

The first monkeypox patient in Delhi was discharged on Monday from the LNJP hospital.

This report is auto-generated from PTI news service. ThePrint holds no responsibility for its content.


Also read: 2 fresh monkeypox cases reported in India Tuesday, total cases 8


 

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