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Woman gets first monkeypox in India

India reports first case of monkeypox in a woman. According to the Indian Express newspaper on August 4, this brings the number of cases of this disease in the country to nine.

The infected person is a Nigerian woman in her 30s who has been living in Delhi for over a month. She tested positive for monkeypox the day before, bringing the number of cases in the Indian capital to four.

According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on August 3, Europe has already recorded 15.5 thousand cases of infection and two deaths after infection with monkeypox. The overwhelming number of patients aged 31 to 40 years (41%). It is specified that in 99.1% of cases, men were infected.

On the same day, the representative of the Ministry of Health of Lithuania, Galina Zagrebnevene, reported that the first case of monkeypox infection was recorded in the republic. The sick person came to his home from another European country. On August 2, the first case of monkeypox was detected in Cyprus. The virus was found in a 40-year-old man.

On July 23, the World Health Organization declared the spread of monkeypox a global emergency. Since the end of last week, five deaths from the disease have been reported.

The virus began to spread in several countries of Western Europe and on other continents. Cases of infection were recorded, in particular, in Australia, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, Canada, Italy, Portugal, France, USA, Sweden, Switzerland and Morocco.

In Russia, the first case of the disease was detected on July 12. Later, on August 2, it was reported that the country’s only patient with monkeypox was discharged from a hospital in St. Petersburg.

Monkeypox is an infectious disease of animals and humans, which is characterized by fever, general intoxication and the appearance of exanthema. The pathogen that causes it is genetically close to the variola virus – human smallpox.

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