Ghaziabad: 5-year-old tests negative for monkeypox

According to health officials, information was received from a clinic last week about a child with specific symptoms related to monkey pox and the samples were taken as a precaution. The samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune five days ago.

Currently, there are no cases of monkey pox in the country.

According to health officials, the minor was taken to an ENT clinic on May 23 because of a hearing problem. The family had come from Gaya for treatment. The doctor informed higher authorities that the minor also had excessive rash and itching on various areas of her skin.

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Because the minor’s samples were negative for monkey pox, the doctors said the rash may have been due to excessive heat and said she could be suffering from papular urticaria or hives.

During the preliminary examination, the minor was found not to have a fever or headache. The suspect also had no foreign travel history in the past month. The minor had not been in contact with anyone who had traveled abroad in the past 30 days, officials said.

The minor was detained in the clinic for a week until final results were obtained and she is currently in a stable condition. The family members of the minors were also asked to quarantine themselves at home as a precaution.

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