Monkeypox is strengthening its roots in India. The second case was confirmed on Monday.

A 31-year-old resident in Kerala from Kannur district, tested positive for monkeypox after he returned from Dubai.

He was tested positive at the Mangaluru International Airport before leaving for Kannur on July 18.

The 1st case of the disease was reported from Kollam district of south Kerala  on July 14.

As both the cases are from Kerala, an alert has been sounded in all 14 districts  of the state.

A multidisciplinary central team of officials has been already deployed by the Union Health Ministry.

Monkeypox is a rare but potentially serious  viral illness.

Monkeypox spreads from person to person through close contact with someone who has a monkeypox rash.

It can also spread through respiratory droplets via ulcers, lesions or sores  in the mouth.

Reduce your risk of catching monkeypox by limiting close contact with people who have suspected or confirmed monkeypox.