India’s First Monkeypox Patient Recovered, Will Be Discharged Soon

Veena George

Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday announced that the country’s first Monkeypox patient has fully recovered and will be discharged later in the day. The 35-year-old native of Kerala had come here from the UAE on July 12 and was tested positive for the virus two days later.

When he developed symptoms, he was taken to a hospital in Kollam and from there he was shifted to Trivandrum Medical College Hospital where he was being monitored.

George said, “The entire treatment protocol was planned by the National Institute of Virology, Pune and repeated samples were taken and tested. Till now all the samples have been tested negative twice and the patient is completely cured. done and he is healthy.”

Initially, concerns were expressed over the close contact of the infected person with his parents after his arrival as well as 11 other passengers who had traveled with him.

But health officials had assured that all contacts have been closely monitored, allaying apprehensions.

George also said that two other positive cases in the state have also come from the Middle East, whose condition is stable and they are recovering fast.

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