A 22-year-old man suspected to have Monkeypox died in Kerala on Saturday. PTI reports that his Monkeypox test results have come as positive.
Kerala has also been reconciling previously unreported Covid-19 deaths to its tally on an almost daily basis.
Kerala Health Minister Veena George gave directives to ensure that all health workers in the state are trained to deal with monkeypox.
With the eradication of smallpox in 1980 and subsequent cessation of smallpox vaccination, monkeypox has emerged as the most important orthopoxvirus for public health.