Monday May 23, 2022

First Case Of Monkeypox Reported In Lahore

Lahore: Pakistan has reported its first cases of monkeypox, the rare and severe viral infection that has spread to dozens of countries with over 100 cases detected worldwide.

According to Lahore’s Services Hospital, one of monkeypox has been detected in Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital. The infected patient has been isolated and are currently being treated at the hospital’s isolation ward.

The development coincides with the warning of the National Institute of Health (NIH) that came earlier today, directing all provinces to take the required measures to deal with the monkeypox outbreak in the country.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has also warned that it expects the number of monkeypox cases across the globe to increase in the coming days.

The first human case emerged in DR Congo during intensified efforts to eliminate smallpox. Since then, human cases of monkeypox have been detected in central and western African countries.

Monkeypox was first discovered in 1958 after two outbreaks of a pox-like disease occurred in monkeys kept for research purposes. The first case of monkeypox in humans was first detected in 1970 in the Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo.

The first human case emerged in DR Congo during intensified efforts to eliminate smallpox. Since then, human cases of monkeypox have been detected in central and western African countries.

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