Deceased Kerala man tests positive for monkeypox

New Delhi, 1/8:Samples of a 22-year-old man, who died in Kerala on July 30, have come out positive for monkeypox on Monday.



It could be considered the first monkeypox death to be officially reported in the country. An official confirmation in this regard was still awaited.


Among the four monkeypox cases reported in the country earlier, the first three were also in Kerala, that too among those who came down from UAE. The fourth one was in Delhi.

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