India confirms first case of monkeypox death of 22 years old man

  • The National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune on 1st August 2022 confirmed the death of a 22-year-old man from Punnayur in Thrissur district of Kerala as the 1st case of monkeypox fatality in India.
  • This comes a day after state Health Minister Veena George indicated that the man had tested positive in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • The youth, who landed at Calicut International Airport (also known as Karipur Airport) from UAE on 22nd July, died at a private hospital near Chavakkad in Thrissur on 30th July.

Qns : Where was the first death due to monkeypox in India?

Ans : National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune on 1st August 2022 confirmed the death of a 22-year-old man from Punnayur in Thrissur district of Kerala as the 1st case of monkeypox fatality in India.

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