The Covid cases are again on the rise in India but its another disease that must be worrying the country. A total of 9 monkeypox cases and one death related to it has been reported in India so far.
Out of the 9 cases, Kerala has reported five, with one fatality. Delhi accounts for the rest of the 4 cases. A high-level review meeting is being held today by the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
India’s monkeypox timeline:
What’s the current status? Government officials and experts will discuss the current situation and future plans that will help control the increasing cases in the country.
Around the world: More than 25,000 monkeypox cases have been reported around the world. France, Germany, UK, US and Spain are the worst-hit countries.
The US has logged more than 6,000 cases and around 4,000 cases have been reported in Spain.
Cases of monkeypox continue to grow worldwide. Since May, the monkeypox outbreak has seen more than 26,000 cases in 87 countries. India has reported nine cases of monkeypox so far. #DIU #Monkeypox pic.twitter.com/5pRq5jEPp9— IndiaToday (@IndiaToday) August 4, 2022
Monkeypox spreads from direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected person. Isolation and other Covid precautions can help control the transfer of monkeypox.