ICMR conducts study on 1st monkeypox fatality

A 22-year-old apparently immunocompetent male with no significant past medical history died in July.
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NEW DELHI: The first fatal case of monkeypox in India highlights the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion to diagnose the viral disease in those presenting with atypical manifestations, exanthematous fever with epidemiological linkage from endemic or outbreak countries, according to an ICMR study.

A 22-year-old apparently immunocompetent male with no significant past medical history died in July.

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