31 Cases Recorded As Monkeypox Spreads To 7 Nigerian States
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that 31 associated cases with monkeypox have so far been accounted for in seven states the nation over.
The National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known on Monday in Abuja.
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As per him, following the warning of a speculated monkey pox flare-up on Sept. 22, 2017 in Bayelsa, other presumed cases have been accounted for from six more states.
He recorded the influenced states as Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun and Cross Rivers.
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Ihekweazu said that examples had been gathered from each speculated case for research facility affirmation.
“Results are as yet being anticipated. Up until now, there have been no passings recorded.
“It is far-fetched that huge numbers of the speculated cases are really monkey pox, however all are being researched.
“All the presumed cases are as of now getting suitable restorative care, and the patients are for the most part enhancing clinically in their different states,” he said.
The NCDC national organizer said that the Federal Ministry of Health, through the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), was supporting the influenced states to guarantee the episode is conveyed under control and to restrict additionally spread.
“NCDC has initiated an Emergency Operation Center (EOC) to arrange the episode examination and reaction over the influenced states.
“The EOC is at present supporting State Ministries of Health in their reaction to the flare-up through dynamic case finding, epidemiological examination and contact following.
“Measures have been set up to guarantee powerful specimen accumulation and testing for research center affirmation.
“Hazard correspondence exercises have been uplifted to exhort general society on preventive measures. Every one of the 36 States and the FCT have been informed for readiness,” he said.