On Saturday, the Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh reported the first suspected monkeypox case. “A sample from a suspected monkeypox case in Ghaziabad has been sent for testing,” the ANI news agency reported, citing government sources. So far, no cases of monkeypox have been reported in India.
A five-year-old girl in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, is being tested for monkeypox after complaining of itching and rashes on her body.
Testing for Monkeypox: CMO
According to the Chief Medical Officer of Ghaziabad. The test is only a “precautionary measure”. Because the girl has no other health issues. And has no close contact with anyone who has traveled abroad in the last month.
“Samples of a five-year-old girl have been collected for testing for monkeypox. As a precautionary measure. As she had complaints of itching and rashes on her body. She has no other health issues and neither she nor any of her close contacts traveled abroad in the past month”. CMO Ghaziabad said.