Eight Cases of Monkeypox Confirmed In Edo
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Eight Cases of Monkeypox Confirmed In Edo

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Eight people have tested positive for monkeypox in the state, according to the Edo State Ministry of Health, which has urged citizens to take precautions to stop the virus and other dangerous diseases from spreading.

Prof. Akoria Obehi, the state’s commissioner for health, told reporters in Benin City that the Ministry has increased surveillance and other efforts to stop the spread of the infectious disease.

She did, however, point out that every patient who had the condition had recovered.

In light of the increase in the number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in Edo, Prof. Obehi stated that it is “imperative to warn on the health hazards that the virus poses and stress the need for citizens to be cautious and adhere to safety measures.”

The Commissioner listed fever, headache, bodily numbness, sore throat, and swelling of glands in the neck and beneath the jaw as signs of monkeypox.

It may also show up as a rash on the face, palms, soles of the feet, genitalia, and other parts of the body. Depending on the person’s health, the rash may be solid or fluid-filled at the time of onset and appear two to three weeks after infection.

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“The virus can be spread by infected animals and rodents such as rats, mice, squirrels, and even monkeys; through contact with contaminated blood, body fluids, spots, blisters or scabs, and sharing of goods,” she said while offering advice on how to contain the illness.

“Avoid contact with dead or live wild animals, such as tiny mammals, especially rodents (rats, squirrels), and non-human primates,” the commissioner added (monkeys, apes).

“Before eating, thoroughly prepare all foods containing animal meat; stay away from people, animals, bedding, and other linen that have been exposed to the disease; When water is not available, sanitizer should be used instead of routine hand washing.

The State Disease Surveillance Team had been deployed to control the outbreak in the state, along with the engagement of stakeholders across the 18 Local Government Areas of the state, the Edo health commissioner said, reiterating the government’s commitment to doing so and safeguarding the health of residents.

Prof. Akoria urged, “Please attend the nearest health center for medical assistance if you suspect any signs of monkeypox, or call the acting State Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer at (0806 059 3802).”

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