NEW DELHI: With reporting of two more cases of monkeypox infection — one each in Kerala and Delhi — the country’s tally has reached eight now.
The first case of the disease in India was reported on July 14 — a 35-year-old person who returned from the UAE, the second case — in a 31-year-old man who arrived in Kannur from Dubai on July 13 — was confirmed on July 18.
The third case of the rare zoonotic disease was also reported in the southern state — a 35-year-old in Malappuram district, again in a traveller from United Arab Emirates, who reached Kerala on July 6.
The fourth monkeypox case was reported in Delhi and was different from the other three in the aspect that it had no history of foreign travel. The 34-year-old, a resident of Delhi’s Paschim Vihar, had, however, gone on a holiday to Himachal Pradesh last month with his male friends. He has recovered from the disease and discharged from the hospital.
Delhi saw its second and India’s sixth case on Monday as a 35-year-old Nigerian man, living in national capital but also having no recent history of foreign travel, tested positive for the virus.
On Tuesday, Kerala and Delhi reported one case each, taking their tallies to five and three respectively. The one reported in the national capital.