Health Minister K Sudhakar on Sunday said the Ethiopian national, who was suspected to have monkey pox case in Bengaluru has turned out to be a case of chicken pox.
He said all international travellers from affected countries are being screened on arrival into the State.
”A middle-aged Ethiopian citizen who had come to Bengaluru earlier this month was subjected to a monkey pox test after he was suspected to have its symptoms. His report has now confirmed that it is a case of chicken pox,” Sudhakar tweeted.
”All symptomatic travellers arriving from the affected countries to Bengaluru/Mangaluru international airports are being screened, isolated and tested for fever, chills and sweat, lymph node swelling, headache, muscle ache, exhaustion, sore throat and cough, skin rashes,” he said.
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He is said to be a chronic kidney disease patient who came to Bengaluru from Addis Ababa on July 4 for renal transplantation.
He had been quarantined at a private hospital after he had reported symptoms similar to monkey pox.