A 35-YEAR-OLD Nigerian man, Monday, tested positive for monkeypox in Delhi, bringing the total number of infected people in India to six.
According to Indian officials, the man, with no recent international travel history is the second person in Delhi to test positive for the infection and has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Jaiprakash Hospital run by the government of Delhi.
It was gathered that the man had been suffering from blisters and a fever for the past five days and his samples were sent to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology (NIV), after which the report, which arrived Monday evening confirmed he was positive.
It was further learnt that two suspected monkey pox patients of African origin have also been admitted to the LNJP Hospital.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared the monkeypox virus a global health emergency.
On Monday, it was reported that a 40-year-old patient on admission at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, (LASUTH) tested positive for the Monkeypox virus.
The unnamed patient was said to be a road traffic accident victim who has been on admission in the Bola Tinubu, BT, Orthopaedics ward of the hospital since 26th of June, 2022.
The patient reportedly developed a facial rash that was similar to one of the symptoms of Monkeypox.