‘8 monkeypox cases reported in India so far’

Chennai, Jul 16: A passenger undergoes monkeypox screening at the Chennai International Airport, in Chennai on Saturday. The first case of this virus was detected in Kerala's Kollam.
Chennai, Jul 16: A passenger undergoes monkeypox screening at the Chennai International Airport, in Chennai on Saturday. The first case of this virus was detected in Kerala's Kollam. ANI

New Delhi: Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said in the Rajya Sabha that a total of 8 cases of monkeypox have been reported in India so far.

The Minister said this while replying in the House over the steps taken by the government to create awareness about monkeypox.

Mandaviya said in the House that out of a total of 8 cases reported in the country, five have a history of travelling abroad.

According to a source, Delhi on Tuesday reported the third confirmed case of Monkeypox which has led the tally to 8 nationwide.

A foreign national with no recent travel history has been tested positive for monkeypox in Delhi, the source said.

This is the third case of Monkeypox in Delhi.

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