- A separate ward has been set up for patients suffering from monkeypox at LNJP Hospital
- Delhi CM Kejriwal told people that they need not panic, the situation is under control
- “Our best team is working to stop the spread of this infection and protect Delhiites”
Monkeypox News: After Kerala, monkeypox has now also started spreading in Delhi. In this regard, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that a separate ward has been made for patients suffering from monkeypox at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital in Delhi (LNJP). A 34-year-old man has been reported to have contracted monkeypox in the capital with no travel history. Kejriwal told the people that there was no need to panic. He tweeted, “The patient’s condition is stable and recovering well. There is no need to panic. The situation is under control. We have set up an isolation ward in LNJP. Our best team is working to stop the spread of this infection and protect the people of Delhi.
Monkeypox declared by the WHO as a global public health emergency
This is the fourth case of monkeypox in India after three previous cases were reported from Kerala. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday declared monkeypox a global public health emergency, deeming it a matter of international concern. So far, monkeypox has taken 68 countries under its JD. Monkey pox has struck in our country also in Kerala. Globally, more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported from 75 countries, and five people have died from it. The speed with which it is spreading can be gauged by the fact that last month monkeypox was spread in 47 countries. There were 3040 cases in these countries, but now it has spread to 68 countries.
After the month of May, it also spread to the countries where it was not detected: WHO
WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said more than 16,000 cases of monkeypox have been reported so far. After being confined to the African continent for decades, the virus has begun to reach countries where it has not been known since May. He said its transmission is through new methods. About which we know very little. With this in mind, the organization has decided to declare monkeypox a public health emergency.
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