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Monkeypox: Delta records 3 suspected cases


Delta State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, has said that three suspected cases of monkeypox has been recorded in the state.

He made the disclosure yesterday at a media briefing in Asaba .

Azinge also said the suspected cases have been isolated and are currently under medical care at an undisclosed location in the state.

He said: “A total of three cases of suspected monkeypox disease have been reported in Delta state with no death recorded so far.

“However, for now we cannot disclose the location of the victims for confidentiality reasons and in order not to cause panic in their areas.

“The monkeypox is self-limiting disease with no specific treatment and no vaccine, meaning that no matter what you do, the disease will run out its course.

“Because it is self-limiting, what we are doing is to treat manifested symptoms of the disease like rashes, headache, general body weakness etc.

“However, the suspected case of the disease does not confirm monkey pox; not until laboratory analysis confirms it.”

Health officers in 25 Local Government Areas of the state have also been put on the red alert.

Azinge added that the ministry will continue to sensitize residents on the preventive measures. He also appealed to residents to report any suspected case of the disease to the ministry’s hotlines.

Courtesy DailyPost.ng



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