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Monkeypox found in kids in US for the first time

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New York: The viral monkeypox disease has been detected for the first time among children in the United States, news agency Reuters quoted health authorities as saying.

A toddler in California and an infant, who is not a resident of the US, have been infected.

They are under treatment and reported to be in good health.

Monkeypox causes skin lesions, along with flu-like symptoms, and has been predominantly linked with sexual activities, mostly among gay or bisexual men.

As per a study, over 95 per cent of the cases were caused because of sexual activity.

In India, Kerala reported the third case on Friday, a man who arrived in Malappuram from UAE. It had reported India’s first monkeypox case on July 14, the second on July 18 and the third on July 22.

 

 

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