The first case of monkeypox virus has been detected in Delhi. The patient, who has been admitted to the city’s Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, has no history of foreign travel.
This is the fourth confirmed case of monkeypox virus being reported in India.
The 34-year-old man had recently attended a stag party in Himachal Pradesh’s Manali. He was admitted to hospital around three days ago with fever and skin lesions.
His samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune on Saturday, which came out positive.