Dr. Pragya Yadav, a senior scientist at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) and lead author of the study, said that Monkeypox The A.2 variant, which was detected in the US last year, has not been linked to major groups. The current outbreak is due to the B.1 variant of the monkeypox virus. So far nine cases of monkeypox have been reported in India and one has died.
People who returned from UAE complained of fever, muscle pain and rashes. He also had a wound in his genitals. The analysis revealed that two Monkeypox The virus was infected with variant A.2, which belongs to the lineage of HMPXV-1A clade 3.
The study conducted by NIV under ICMR said, “The complete genome sequencing obtained from the skin lesions of cases 1 and 2 showed 99.91 and 99.96 percent similarity, respectively, with the MPXVUS_2022FL001 West African clade. Both Monkeypox K forms were infected with A.2, which belongs to the lineage of HMPXV-1A clade 3 (West African clade).
The World Health Organization (WHO) on 23 July declared monkeypox a public health emergency in many countries in view of the global outbreak in all six regions. The study also mentioned details of both the cases, in which a 35-year-old male and a 31-year-old male returned from the UAE.Monkeypox were found infected with.
Regarding the first case history in the study, a 35-year-old male developed low-grade fever and muscle pain on July 5, 2022. The next day he started developing several rashes in his oral cavity and lips. He also had a wound in his genitals.