Health officials heaved a sigh of relief as the samples of the suspected Monkeypox patient tested negative for the virus.
Officials said that the five different samples collected from the patient belonging to Kamareddy sent to National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune were negative for the Monkeypox virus.
The 40-year-old person is currently in isolation at Fever Hospital in the city, and his health condition is stable.
According to officials, the suspected patient arrived in Kamareddy from Kuwait on July 6. He developed fever on July 20, and when rashes erupted on his body later, approached a private hospital in the town.
Suspecting it to be a case of Monkeypox, doctors referred him to teh Kamareddy District Hospital, and from there he was sent in an ambulance to Hyderabad on Sunday.
Officials said six close contacts of the man were also identified. Though they have no symptoms, the authorities have kept them in isolation as a precautionary measure.
Meanwhile, officials said that people need not panic over Monkeypox as it was not a fatal disease.