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Suspected cases of monkeypox in Uri isolated: BMO

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Srinagar: Eight suspected cases of monkey pox have been detected in Uri area of Baramulla district.

A senior health official told KNO that eight persons have reported symptoms of monkeypox and they have been isolated as a precautionary measure.

He said that these persons have fever, lesions and other symptoms which resemble monkeypox or chickenpox.

BMO Boniyar Dr Parvaiz Masoodi confirmed to KNO that eight suspected cases of monkeypox were reported saying samples of two persons with severity have been sent for screening.

“We are waiting for the reports and all precautionary measures have been taken to stop it from spreading,” he said.

Officials said that one among the suspects has a travel history of Jammu.

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