A 31-year-old woman has tested positive for monkeypox in Delhi. There is no information about her travel history.
A 31-year-old Nigerian woman tested positive for monkeypox on Wednesday as Delhi reported its fourth case of the virus. India has reported nine cases of monkeypox so far.
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, according to a PTI report. There is no information about her travelling abroad recently.
With rising cases of monkeypox in the country, the Union health ministry has released a list of dos and don’ts to avoid contracting the disease. It also underlined that anyone can catch the virus if they have had prolonged or repeated contact with an infected individual.
The ministry has advised isolating the infected person from others so that the disease does not spread, use of hand sanitisers, or washing hands with soap and water, covering mouth with masks and hands with disposable gloves when close to a patient, and using disinfectants to sanitise the environment around.