Federal Government Confirms 33 Cases Of Monkeypox In 7 States

Federal Government Confirms 33 Cases Of Monkeypox In 7 States

Iworiso-Markson while commending the government of Bayelsa State, especially the Ministry of Health and its officials and that of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) ‎for their efforts in the fight against the disease, applauded Bayelsans for their cooperation, for particularly adhering to the preventive measures.

He also admonished health workers in the state to be proactive and practice universal safety precautions in the management of any suspected or confirmed cases, noting that they should wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when attending to cases and wash hands after contact with each patient or contaminated materials and surveillance system must be strengthened.

The lawmakers want the minister of health to explain what his ministry is doing to contain the spread and the treatment of the infected.

The Ogun State Government on Tuesday debunked reports that a case of monkeypox has been recorded in the state.

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The House resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance moved by Honourable Diri Douye, who expressed shock that the Minister was quoted as saying that monkey pox could not be confirmed in Nigeria until laboratory investigations by World Health Organisation, WHO referral laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.

"The EOC is now supporting state ministries of Health in their response to the outbreak through active case finding, epidemiological investigation and contact tracing".

The health Commissioner urged residents of the state to report all suspected cases of the disease by using hotlines emergency no 08037934966 09023330092 and‎ 08037934966, to get rapid response team.‎. It listed the animal hosts of the virus to be squirrels, rats and monkeys. It's there, it comes in seasons, depending on whether and temperature, it affects the children.

"But what is obvious is that we have a disease that is close to the pox family". The virus that causes monkey-pox is very old. "In previous outbreaks, it has led to death in about 1-10 percent of infected cases". So it's not a new disease that has made medical practitioners confused, no! "There is nothing to fear about money-pox".

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