First Case Of Monkey Pox Confirmed in Kwara

First Case Of Monkey Pox Confirmed in Kwara

 The Kwara State government on Thursday officially confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the state, according to a Daily Trust article. Dr. Raji Rasaki, the state's commissioner for health, urged citizens to increase efforts at personal and communal hygiene in order to fight the disease in light of the current development.

According to information obtained, the patient is a 29-year-old driver from Gbugbu in the state's Edu Local Government Area.

In a statement by the ministry of health, “The patient developed symptoms of fever, generalized rash and weakness in the last two weeks after he was kept under surveillance.”

However, in a telephone chat with Daily Trust, Rasaki said the victim’s wife and four other neighbors with similar symptoms who had contact with him have been isolated by the health team.

“The patient has been on admission and he is been under strict monitoring by the surveillance and clinical team in the last one week because of suspicion of monkeypox.

“Currently, the patient is improving and stable in the ward while the government’s team has commenced health facility and community case search/contact tracing.

“The team will also intensify continuous public and community sensitization on the disease and its symptoms for public education and control”, he noted.

According to him, “There is ongoing training and retraining of health workers to strengthen our response to the development.”

He said the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and other relevant agencies will be notified of further development.

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