UAE returnee tests positive for monkeypox in Malappuram; fifth case in Kerala

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Kozhikode: Health Minister Veena George said that a 30-year-old man undergoing treatment in Malappuram tested positive for monkeypox on Tuesday. The patient arrived from UAE at the Kozhikode airport on July 27.

Health Minister said the department is observing those who had close contact with the patient, including his parents and two friends. Five in Kerala have so far contracted monkeypox.

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Meanwhile, a Kollam native, the first case in Kerala, recovered and was discharged a few days ago. The health conditions of those in the hospital remain stable, added the health minister.

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