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First suspected case of monkeypox in Gujarat; samples despatched for testing

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First suspected case of monkeypox in Gujarat; samples sent for testing

By PTI

JAMNAGAR (Gujarat): Gujarat has reported its first suspected case of monkeypox with a person with no current journey historical past exhibiting signs of the viral illness, stated well being division officers on Thursday. His swab samples have been despatched for testing, they stated.

The 29-year-old affected person, a resident of Nava Nagna village in Jamnagar district, is presently admitted to a particular ward created within the city-based GG Hospital, stated Dr Nandini Desai, dean of the MP Shah Government Medical College hooked up with the hospital.

“Since he was exhibiting monkeypox symptoms, such as high fever, we have sent his samples for confirmation to a laboratory in Ahmedabad. The patient has been admitted to an isolation ward in the hospital,” stated Desai. She stated the person doesn’t have any current journey historical past.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to people from animals) with signs just like these seen up to now in smallpox sufferers, though it’s clinically much less extreme. It is often a self-limited illness with the signs lasting two to 4 weeks.

The an infection sometimes presents itself with fever, headache, rashes, sore throat, cough and swollen lymph nodes.

JAMNAGAR (Gujarat): Gujarat has reported its first suspected case of monkeypox with a person with no current journey historical past exhibiting signs of the viral illness, stated well being division officers on Thursday. His swab samples have been despatched for testing, they stated.

The 29-year-old affected person, a resident of Nava Nagna village in Jamnagar district, is presently admitted to a particular ward created within the city-based GG Hospital, stated Dr Nandini Desai, dean of the MP Shah Government Medical College hooked up with the hospital.

“Since he was exhibiting monkeypox symptoms, such as high fever, we have sent his samples for confirmation to a laboratory in Ahmedabad. The patient has been admitted to an isolation ward in the hospital,” stated Desai. She stated the person doesn’t have any current journey historical past.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to people from animals) with signs just like these seen up to now in smallpox sufferers, though it’s clinically much less extreme. It is often a self-limited illness with the signs lasting two to 4 weeks.

The an infection sometimes presents itself with fever, headache, rashes, sore throat, cough and swollen lymph nodes.