Published On: Tue, Oct 10th, 2017

MonkeyPox Alert!!! Deadly Virus Hit Lagos.

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About two suspected cases of the Monkeypox virus have been recorded in Lagos State.

The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris made this known on Monday, October 9 at a news conference in Lagos, adding that the two suspected cases were currently under observation in health facilities in the state.

“Though the suspected cases are still under observation, there is need to sensitise members of the public and provide adequate information on measures for prevention and control of the disease in line with the policy of the State government,” he said.

“The two cases were said to have been recorded in a private hospital, which will not be named for now. One of the two patients just came from Bayelsa State and ate bushmeat.”

Idris said the two suspects were currently being quarantined in their various houses pending the result of some medical texts conducted on them.

“Following this development, the state government is advising members of the public to observe and maintain a high standard of personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the virus,” he said.

Meanwhile the National Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, has said that 31 cases of suspected monkeypox virus cases have been recorded in seven states.

The affected states are; Ekiti,  Akwa Ibom,   Lagos,  Ogun,  Bayelsa, Rivers and Cross River states.


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