Andhra Pradesh survives monkeypox scare after baby exhibiting symptoms tests negative

Vijaywada, 17/7: A two-year-old girl was suspected to have contracted monkeypox in Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh but a blood test at the National Institute of Virology in Pune confirmed it to be negative.



State Director of Health J Nivas said the two-year-old child returned to Vijayawada from Dubai and was found to have developed blisters on their hands. She was admitted to the Government General Hospital and kept in isolation as a precaution, along with her family members on Sunday.

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