New Delhi : A Kerala man, recently back from the UAE, who died on Saturday had tested positive for monkeypox, said the state Health Minister.
The patient was young, did not suffer from any other illness or health problems and therefore, the health department was looking into the cause of his death, Minister Veena George said
“A young boy returned from UAE on July 22, he was with his family when on July 26 he developed a fever and was admitted on July 27.
On July 28 he was moved to a ventilator. He got tested on July 19 for monkeypox in UAE, the result of which was positive,” said Minister Veena Geored”
The person died on July 30. Health department teams went there, samples sent to NIV, test results show he was monkeypox positive. Team constituted, genomic sequencing being done at National Institute of Virology (NIV),” the Health Minister added.