A Five-year-old girl’s samples were collected and sent for testing after symptoms of Monkeypox were suspected. The girl had an itching problem and rashes all over her body.
Monkeypox suspected in a minor
As per the chief medical officer of Ghaziabad, samples of the five-year-old girl were sent for testing as a precautionary measure. A tweet from ANI says, “The girl had complaints of itching & rashes on her body. She has no other health issues & neither she nor any of her close contact traveled abroad in the past 1 month,”
The case has not been confirmed by the health department yet. However, the collected samples have been sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune.As per Dr. BP Tyagi, senior ENT specialist at Harsh ENT hospital, the girl visited the hospital for the treatment of an ear infection when Monkeypox-like symptoms were visible on her body.
As per Dr. BP Tyagi, “I saw legions over her body and they seemed similar to monkeypox. We immediately informed the health department and isolated the girl. The family told us that several children in the family have developed a similar infection and two of them have already recovered,”
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Monkeypox is a viral zoonotic disease caused by the monkeypox virus. Symptoms include fever, rashes, and swollen lymph nodes. It is a self-limited disease with symptoms lasting from two to four weeks.