October 1, 2022
India is prepared for monkeypox, no cases in country yet: ICMR

New Delhi: With monkeypox cases being identified across the world, an Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) official on Friday said that India is prepared to tackle the disease in view of increasing infections in non-endemic countries.

In an exclusive interview with ANI, Dr Aparna Mukherjee, Scientist, ICMR, said, “India is prepared for the infections as it is rapidly spreading in non-endemic countries like Europe, USA and others. However, no cases have been reported in India so far.”

“We should observe the unusual symptoms like high fever, a lot of lymphadenopathies, large lymph nodes, body ache, rashes, etc, especially those who have travel history from infected countries,” Dr Mukherjee said.

“People who witness the symptoms can get tested, either from the fluid that comes out of those lesions or the respiratory samples and places like National Institute of Virology has the setting for testing these viruses,” she added.

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