Kerala: Monkeypox diagnostic test introduced at National Institute of Virology, Alappuzha
In Kerala, monkeypox diagnostic testing has been introduced at the National Institute of Virology in Alappuzha in the wake of the State reporting the monkeypox cases.
Health Minister Veena informed that the testing facility has been put in place by bringing test kits from the NIV, Pune on an emergency basis. Districts have started sending samples to the NIV, Alappuzha, the Minister said.
Meanwhile, the Central team which is camping in the State will today visit the Pariyaram Government Medical College in Kannur where the second infected person is undergoing treatment.
Country’s first monkeypox case was confirmed in a 35-year old Kollam native who returned from the United Arab Emirates last week.