Suspected Case of Monkeypox Found in UP


A suspected case of Monkeypox has been reported from Auraiya district of Uttar Pradesh. The samples of the suspected patient have been sent to King George’s Medical University, Lucknow for further examination and the concerned authorities have been informed.

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr. Archana Srivastava sent Dr. Sarfaraz to Bidhuna to collect samples from the district hospital.

The suspected patient woman lives in Bidhuna tehsil and was suffering from fever and other smallpox-like symptoms for the past one week.

He Also Has No Travel History

Superintendent Dr. Siddharth Verma said that in view of the symptoms of a possible case of monkeypox, these samples have been sent to KGMU Lucknow for examination. The woman has been sent home with precautionary instructions.

He said the woman was undergoing treatment from a private doctor and when she did not get relief, she had gone to the bypass road on Sunday to get medicine from a former medical officer.

The former medical officer noticed small spots on the woman’s body. The woman also complained of severe pain in hands and soles.

The medical officer informed the World Health Organization (WHO) over phone, suspecting the woman to have monkeypox.

The former medical officer referred the woman to the community health center in Bidhuna. The Chief Minister’s Office was also informed about this.

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