Kerela youth with Monkeypox-like symptoms dies, 20 quarantined

The youth hailed from Chavakkad Kuranjiyur in Thrissur district

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Twenty people were quarantined after the death of one person with monkeypox-like symptoms in Kerela’s Thrissur.

Officials in the state also mentioned that the deceased came in contact with just 10 people including friends and family.

Renjini, a member of the Education and Health Committee said “The situation is well under control, there’s no panic here as of now. The person had direct contact with only 10 people including family members and a few friends. 20 people quarantined so far.”

The Panchayat Members of the Punnayur village held a meeting to discuss the situation following the death regarding subsequent measures to be taken up.

The state health minister, Veena George has ordered a high-level inquiry into the death of a youth that was showing monkeypox-like symptoms.  He had tested positive in a foreign country before returning to India. The youth hailed from Chavakkad Kuranjiyur in Thrissur district.

“The result of the test conducted in the foreign country was positive. He sought treatment in Thrissur due to severe fatigue and encephalitis and Monkeypox is not a fatal disease,” said George.

She also stated that the delay in the treatment will be investigated by the state officials.

The World Health Organisation on 23rd July declared monkeypox a ‘global emergency’ with cases being detected across the world.

There have been 4 cases of monkeypox detected in India, with 3 from Kerala and 1 in Delhi. In another case, a man was suspected to carry the disease so he was admitted to a government hospital in Telangana’s Khammam on July 27.