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Nasarawa reports suspected case of monkeypox

Nasarawa reports suspected case of monkeypox

The Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health said on Friday that only one suspected case of monkeypox had been recorded in the state. The commissioner made this known while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lafia. Mr. Iya said that the blood sample of the suspect had been sent …

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Minister confirms Monkey pox cases in Nigeria

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said all the Monkey Pox test samples obtained from Lagos tested negative. This was disclosed during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said only four cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in Nigeria. Adewole said, “As of October 13, 2017, there were 17 suspected cases reported from Yenagoa LGA in Bayelsa State. “We have received laboratory confirmation for Monkey pox virus from three of these cases from the WHO Regional Laboratory in Dakar, Senegal. Samples from 12 other cases from Bayelsa were negative. “With these results, four suspected Monkeypox outbreak in Yenagoa have been confirmed with laboratory evidence. The most likely source of infection is a primary zoonotic transmission, from an animal, with secondary person-to-person transmission. “Since our initial announcement, a total of 43 other suspected cases have been reported from eight other States (Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ekiti, Lagos, Enugu, Nasarawa, Rivers, and FCT). Of these, four cases from Lagos have also been tested and confirmed to be negative for the Monkeypox virus. “We expect that many of these cases being reported from other states in Nigeria are not caused by the Monkeypox virus, but we will continue to investigate all those cases that fit the case definition. “Further laboratory tests using whole genome sequencing are being carried out by the Africa Center for Genomics and Infectious Diseases in Redeemers University Ede, Ogun State.”

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has said all the Monkey Pox test samples obtained from Lagos tested negative. This was disclosed during a press conference in Abuja on Monday. He said only four cases of monkey pox have been confirmed in Nigeria. Adewole said, “As of October 13, …

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Monkey pox: Anambra schools register poor attendance

Monkey pox: Anambra schools register poor attendance

Schools in Anambra State, Thursday, witnessed poor attendance resulting from Wednesday’s monkey pox disease scare which began as a result of the commencement of a military medical outreach sponsored by the 82 division of the Nigerian Arny. Daily Post correspondent who moved round the capital city of Awka to monitor …

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No monkey pox in Ogun – Govt

Ogun State government said on Tuesday there is no case of monkey pox in the state and described as shocking a report credited to Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), listing the state as one of the states affected by the disease. The state Commissioner for Health, Babatunde Ipaye, told …

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