Fifth monkeypox patient found in Delhi, 22-year-old woman admitted to LNJP hospital

New Delhi: The fifth case of Monkeypox has been reported in the national capital Delhi. A 22-year-old African-origin woman who has travelled to Nigeria has been admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital for treatment after testing positive for monkeypox. The team of doctors is treating all infected and suspected patients.

Giving information in this regard on Saturday, Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of LNJP Hospital, said that the 5th case of Monkeypox has been reported in Delhi. Dr Suresh Kumar said samples of a 22-year-old woman tested positive on Friday and she is currently under the supervision of doctors at the hospital. Giving information, Dr Suresh Kumar has said that a patient has been admitted to LNJP and his samples have been found positive.  

At present, 4 patients are admitted in this hospital and one has been discharged. A total of five cases of monkeypox have been reported in Delhi. She was found positive yesterday. A team of doctors is treating her. He has also told that the woman has no travel history recently, but she had travelled a month ago. The first case of monkeypox was found in Delhi on July 24 this year, a day after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a public health emergency of international concern.

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