Monkeypox virus is transmitted from infected animals to humans via indirect or direct contact. Representational image.

India's third case of monkeypox reported from Kerala

A 35 year-old man, who came to Kerala from UAE earlier this month, has tested positive for monkeypox, making him the third case of the virus from the country as well as the state.

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Health Minister Veena George said the Malappuram native arrived in the southern state on July 6 and was undergoing treatment at the Manjeri Medical College in Kerala.

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His health condition is stable, she added. The minister also said all those who were in close contact with the patient are being closely monitored.

(With inputs from agencies)

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