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A person with symptoms of monkeypox dies in Kerala, government orders high-level inquiry

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Pattanantitta: After the death of a person infected with monkeypox symptoms in Kerala, the state government has ordered a high-level inquiry. State Health Minister Veena George said that the result of the test conducted abroad was positive. He was being treated in Thrissur due to severe fatigue and encephalitis. At the same time, the minister said that monkeypox is not a fatal disease. She said that the delay in treatment will be investigated.

The State Health Department has also called for an urgent meeting regarding the death. Meanwhile, the contact list and route map of the deceased youth have been prepared. People who came in contact the deceased have been advised to remain in isolation.

So far five cases of monkeypox have been reported in India, out of which three cases are from Kerala, one is from Delhi and the other is from Guntur in Andhra Pradesh.

In an interview to a news agency Dr VK Paul, member of NITI Aayog, said that there was no need for any kind of panic, but at the same time he said that the country and society need to be vigilant about this. “There is no need to panic right now, but anyone showing symptoms should report on time.”

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 18,000 cases have been reported till now from 78 countries and Health advisory has been issued.

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