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Centre planning sero-survey among contacts of monkeypox patients

India so far has reported ten cases of monkeypox

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Monkeypox typically manifests itself with fever, rash and swollen lymph nodes and may lead to a range of medical complications

Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) may conduct a sero-survey among contacts of monkeypox patients to check for the presence of antibodies and find out how many of them were asymptomatic, official sources said Friday.

As of now, it is not known what is the proportion of people who stay asymptomatic of the viral infection, they said.

India so far has reported ten cases of monkeypox. "We are thinking of conducting a sero-survey among close contacts of monkeypox-affected people in India to check for the presence of antibodies in them.

"The idea is to find out how many of them contracted the

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First Published: Aug 19 2022 | 11:49 PM IST

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