Third case of monkeypox confirmed in Mandi Bahauddin

The National Institute of Health (NIH) has confirmed the third case of monkeypox in Punjab, Pakistan. The patient, who had recently returned from abroad, was diagnosed with the viral disease after seeking medical attention due to deteriorating health. Samples from the patient were sent to NIH Islamabad by a team from DHQ Hospital Mandi Bahauddin, and the diagnosis was later confirmed.

According to Punjab Health Minister Dr. Javed Akram, the patient’s condition is now stable and they have been placed under isolation at home. The health ministry is conducting further tests on the patient, and there are currently seven suspected cases of monkeypox in Punjab. Dr. Akram emphasized the importance of taking preventive measures to contain the spread of the disease, including practicing good hygiene and avoiding contact with animals that may carry the virus.