On Sunday, India reported its fourth and Delhi’s first monkeypox case. As per reports, a 34-year-old man had gone on a holiday to Himachal Pradesh. Soon after, he developed fever but ignored the symptoms thinking it could be caused by seasonal changes, sources said. When the fever didn’t subside for almost a week and skin lesions began to appear at several places, the man, who is a resident of Paschim Vihar in west Delhi, visited a physician and a skin specialist, as per sources. He was then referred to Lok Nayak hospital – the designated centre for isolation and management of suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox.
The 34-year-old has no history of travel to countries affected by the disease, unlike the previous three cases reported from Kerala, officials said. This marks India’s first case of local human-to-human transmission of monkeypox.