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Monkeypox: Common symptoms of disease and precautions to be taken

By, New Delhi
Jul 25, 2022 11:12 AM IST

Monkeypox cases in India: Till now, the country has reported as many as four confirmed cases – three from Kerala and one in Delhi.

With India’s tally of confirmed monkeypox cases rising to four (three in Kerala, one in Delhi), the Ministry of health and family welfare has issued a list of guidelines informing citizens of common symptoms of the disease, and what needs to be done if a person has been in physical company of a confirmed or suspected patient.

4 Monkeypox cases have been reported from India so far. (REUTERS)
4 Monkeypox cases have been reported from India so far. (REUTERS)

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“Keep yourself safe from #Monkeypox. Know the causes and symptoms of the disease as well as precautions to be taken to avoid infection,” the health ministry shared on its Twitter handle on Sunday.

Also Read: Monkeypox and India’s to-do list

The common symptoms of the infection include:

Fever

Skin rashes (these begin from face, and spread on to arms, legs, palms, and soles)

Enlargement of the lymph node

Headache, muscle ache, or exhaustion

Cough, and soreness in throat

Also Read: Man, 40, with monkeypox-like symptoms hospitalised in Hyderabad

What to do on coming in contact with a confirmed/suspected patient?

Any individual, who has, in the preceding 21 days, had exposure to a confirmed or suspected patient, should closely monitor their health. If they observe one or more of the aforementioned symptoms, they should seek immediate medical attention.

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