The national capital reported its fourth case of monkeypox on Wednesday with a 31-year-old Nigerian woman testing positive for the disease, official sources said. With this case, India’s tally of monkeypox infections has gone up to nine. She is the first woman in India to test positive for monkeypox.
The woman has fever and skin lesions and is admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital, sources said. The first monkeypox patient in Delhi was discharged on Monday from the LNJP hospital. The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern. It can also be transmitted through direct contact with body fluids or lesions, and indirect contact with lesion material such as through contaminated clothing or linen of an infected person.