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Monkeypox risk higher in children aged 8 or younger: Researchers

London | Children aged 8 years or younger should be considered a group at high risk for more severe monkeypox disease, researchers report. Few children are affected by monkeypox so far but risks are higher in children aged 8 or younger, according to the study published in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Despite the low reported […]

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Delhi reports 4th monkeypox case, national tally at 9

New Delhi | A 31-year-old woman tested positive for the monkeypox infection in Delhi on Wednesday, becoming the national capital’s fourth case. The woman is admitted into LNJP, Delhi’s nodal hospital for treatment of the disease. With this the nationwide tally has reached nine – five cases from Kerala, including one death, and four cases from […]

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Explained: What is monkeypox, how does it spread, how to avoid

New Delhi | Monkeypox virus, that has crossed over 16,000 cases worldwide, is now a declared public health emergency of international concern like Covid and Polio. Four cases of the infectious disease have also been confirmed in India, including New Delhi. Monkeypox is a rare viral disease, related to smallpox and cowpox. The virus generally […]