Nine cases of monkeypox have been detected in India barely two days after the first case.

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NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! Monkeypox instances increased in India, reaching nine cases on Wednesday after a 31-year-old New Delhi resident tested positive for the virus.

Skin lesions and flu-like symptoms are brought on by monkeypox. A total of 10,000 confirmed cases have been documented in over 60 countries where monkeypox is not endemic.

According to media sources, the Indian capital has four positive patients while the southern Indian state of Kerala has reported five cases.

Only the fourth known death from the illness in the current outbreak was reported by the nation on Monday, August 1—a young man in the southern state of Kerala.

“Twelve samples (of monkeypox) from various states have been delivered to us. Samples from Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, and the U.P.’s surrounding regions have all been delivered to us (Uttar Pradesh). Two of these 12, both from Delhi, tested positive out of these 12 “said Dr. Lalit Dar, professor and head of the microbiology department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

A security guard stands outside a monkeypox quarantine ward at a government hospital in Hyderabad on July 25, 2022.

On July 25, 2022, a security guard watches over a quarantine area for monkeypox patients at a government hospital in Hyderabad. via Getty Images, NOAH SEELAM/AFP

On July 23, the World Health Organization deemed the outbreak to be a global health emergency.

It claims that the monkeypox virus primarily affects central and west Africa and causes a sickness with milder symptoms than smallpox. Animals can spread the sickness to people.

Contact with bodily fluids, sores on the skin or on internal mucosal surfaces, such as those in the mouth or throat, respiratory droplets, and infected objects are all ways that human-to-human transmission can occur.

The sickness is spreading as coronavirus instances in India are rising, with 19,893 new cases and 53 fatalities reported in the last 24 hours.

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