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Samples of two suspected monkeypox cases found negative: Official

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Uri: Samples of two suspected Monkeypox cases from Uri in Baramulla have reported negative, officials said on Wednesday.

Block Medical Officer Boniyar Dr Parvaiz Masoodi told reporters that samples of two persons that were sent to SKIMS Microbiology lab for screening have returned negative for Monkeypox.

Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients with less severity.

The symptoms include acute skin rash, swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, body aches, and profound weakness.

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