Edo Records Eight Monkeypox Cases

The Edo State Ministry of Health said it has confirmed eight reported cases of monkeypox.

Prof. Akoria Obehi, Edo State Commissioner for Health said, eight persons have so far tested positive for the virus. 

She said the government has ramped up surveillance and other activities to curb the spread of infectious disease.

She, however, noted that all persons who were diagnosed with the disease have recovered.

Recall that Global health body, World Health Organization, lists fever, headache, weakness of the body, sore throat, and enlargement of glands under the jaw and in the neck.

The virus can be transmitted from infected animals and rodents such as rats, mice, squirrels, and monkeys through contact with infected blood, body fluids, spots, blisters or scabs, and sharing of objects, according to reports.

Akoria said, “If you suspect any symptoms of monkeypox, kindly visit the nearest health facility for medical attention or call the Acting State Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (0806 059 3802).

The virus can be transmitted from infected animals and rodents such as rats, mice, squirrels, and monkeys through contact with infected blood, body fluids, spots, blisters or scabs, and sharing of objects, according to reports.

Akoria said, “If you suspect any symptoms of monkeypox, kindly visit the nearest health facility for medical attention or call the Acting State Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer (0806 059 3802).

Source: PeoplesDailyNg

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