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Italian man contracts Covid, Monkey pox, and HIV all at once

08:28 PM | 28 Aug, 2022
Italian man contracts Covid, Monkey pox, and HIV all at once
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An Italian man has tested positive for COVID-19, Monkeypox and HIV simultaneously after returning from a holiday in Spain, according to media reports.

Earlier, Sky News reported that the unnamed 36-year-old had undergone a series of tests after he showed symptoms of different diseases, including fever, headache, fatigue, sore throat and large spots.

The double-vaccinated man had reportedly spent five days in Spain, from June 16 to 20. Nine days later, his temperature was recorded at 39 degrees Celsius with complains of a sore throat, fatigue, headache and pain in his groin.

On July 2, he tested positive for COVID-19 and later the same day a rash appeared on his left arm, which turned into small, agonzingly painful spots surrounded by a red ring on his torso, lower limbs, face and bottom.

The spots continued to swell and three days later he went to the emergency department at the University Hospital in Catania, where he was transferred to the Infectious Diseases Unit, confirming his monkeypox infection.

This Italian man told doctors that he had been treated for Syphilis in 2019 and. He had taken an HIV test last year which produced a negative result, but he was later found to be positive.

Baffled by the news, Italian doctors were startled to see the first person known to have contracted all three viruses at the same time. The health bodies in the concerned country have been warned to be on the alert for monkeypox occurring in patient at the same time as coronavirus.

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 14 April forex rates

Pakistani currency remains unchanged against US dollar and other currencies in open market on April 14, 2024.

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 277.5 for buying and 280.5 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 299.95 for buying and 302.9 for selling while British Pound stands at 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.45 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 14 April 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.5 280.5
Euro EUR 299.95 302.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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