New Delhi: Test results show that the monkeypox reported in Kerala does not have the potential to spread.
The test results of two samples from Kerala have been completed. Genome sequence studies identify the A2 virus variant as the cause of monkeypox. The A2 virus variant is less virulent.
So far two monkey pox cases have been reported in Kerala. Those who came from abroad were infected. Meanwhile, a young man from Malappuram was admitted to Kozhikode Medical College yesterday with symptoms of monkeypox. A 30-year-old native of Vettilapara was admitted to the hospital.
The young man who arrived from the Gulf two weeks ago had sought treatment at the dermatology department on Friday. The young man and his companion were shifted to the Epidemic Control Unit after the examination showed suspicion. The doctors said that the young man has no further health problems. The saliva and blood samples of the young man were sent to the Medical College Microbiology Lab and Alappuzha Institute of Virology for testing. After receiving the test results, the doctors said that if the health condition of the young man is satisfactory, he will be transferred to the hospital in Malappuram.