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Monkeypox: Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment

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Updated on: 01 August,2022 01:50 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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While monkeypox cases around the world are increasing, India has four cases right now after the first case was detected on July 14. While city experts help explain the disease, they say one must not panic, but at the same time warn that people need to be cautious and not ignore any signs of the disease

Monkeypox: Causes, symptoms, prevention and treatment

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the viral disease a global emergency. Image for representational purpose only. Photo Courtesy: istock


Just as our country is dealing with multiplying Covid cases, there has been an increase in the number of cases of Monkeypox, a disease that has taken over parts of the world. While there are over 18,000 cases reported around the world, India currently has four known cases. The first case was reported in the country on July 14 in Kerala. The patient, a Kollam native, has now recovered from the disease, according to state Health Minister Veena George. 


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