Monkeypox Threat: In Yamunanagar, Haryana, infection has not been confirmed in two minor siblings undergoing treatment as a suspected patient of monkeypox. A doctor gave this information on Sunday. A two and a half year old boy and his one and a half year old sister were admitted to Yamunanagar Civil Hospital. Where he was kept in isolation made for monkeypox patients.
Yamunanagar Civil Surgeon Dr. Manjit Singh called ‘PTI-Bhasha’ told, ‘‘their reports have come, both have not been found infected.’’ He told that there were red rashes on the body of the brother and sister and there were blisters. The report of the investigation came on Sunday.
What did the doctor say?
Dr told that according to the patients, there were rashes on their skin and some of them dried up. There were red rashes on the skin. Both also had fever. We started their treatment and their samples were sent to AIIMS in Delhi. Even there the infection was not confirmed in both the patients.’’
If not monkeypox, then what is the disease of the patients? On what disease he has, the doctor said, ‘‘It looks like a bacterial infection. Since the rash was severe, we treated them as suspicious (monkeypox).’’ These children were ill for the last 12 days and initially they got treatment from a private doctor. Their parents are laborers.
How will the doctors treat the patients now?
Doctor Manjeet Singh told that he was seeing symptoms like monkeypox in children. The information was received and he was brought to the hospital in an ambulance for treatment. The doctor said that we have also called skin specialists for further investigation.