Last update: August 02, 2022, 7:33 PM IST
All 15 suspected monkeypox samples from Maharashtra have been found negative for the viral disease, a senior health department official said here on Tuesday. Union Health Minister Mansukh Madhaviya said earlier in the day that eight cases of monkeypox have been reported in India so far. We have sent samples of 15 suspected patients from Maharashtra for testing and all of them have come back negative, Health Department Surveillance Officer Dr Pradeep Ote told PTI.
The samples were tested at National Institute of Virology, Pune and Kasturba Hospital in Mumbai, he added. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern.
According to the guidelines for the management of monkeypox disease issued by the central government, human-to-human transmission of the disease is mainly through large respiratory droplets, which usually requires close contact for prolonged periods. Is. It can also be spread through direct contact with bodily fluids or wounds, and through indirect contact with wound materials such as contaminated clothing or clothing from an infected person.
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