Delhi Aiims Started Testing Samples To Detect Monkeypox Virus

Monkeypox News Update: The cases of monkeypox in the capital...

Monkeypox News Update: The cases of monkeypox in the capital Delhi have increased the concern of the health department including the government. In view of this, the administration has become alert. In view of the Monkeypox Cases in Delhi, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has also completed preparations for its investigation.

AIIMS Delhi has started testing the samples collected to detect the monkeypox virus. The Microbiology Department of AIIMS is one of the 15 authorized labs in the country to test for monkeypox. “These laboratories are part of the DHR-ICMR Virus Research and Diagnosis Laboratory (VRDL) network in which our lab is a regional laboratory,” said Professor Dr Lalit Dar, in-charge of AIIMS’ Microbiology Lab.

Fourth case of Pankypox in Delhi

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the fourth case of monkeypox virus has been confirmed in Delhi. A 31-year-old Nigerian citizen living in Delhi with no international travel history has been found infected with the monkeypox virus. Let us inform that this Nigerian citizen was admitted to Lok Nayak Hospital earlier this week. Another report of the investigation is awaited.

Two samples from Delhi turned positive

Let us inform that the AIIMS lab examined 12 samples sent from Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar and Noida. Dr. Dar said, “Out of them, two samples from Delhi have been found positive. report within 24 hours.

Let us inform that the lab team has been trained by the National Institute of Virology Pune for monkeypox RT-PCR. Apart from this, three more virology lab professors are monitoring this entire process. They have also sent test kits.

Testing facility available at these places also

Last month, ICMR started activating 15 of its VRDLs after the first case of monkeypox without international travel history was detected. Other labs include Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases in Mumbai, Government Medical College Thiruvananthapuram, NIV Field Unit in Kerala and National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata.

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