Kwara Authorities on Thursday June 23, confirmed the state’s first case of monkeypox.
This was disclosed in a press release launched by Dr Raji Razaq, the Commissioner for Well being within the North-Central state.
Razaq mentioned the recorded case adopted rigorous efforts of the surveillance and response workforce that it activated because the index case was reported within the nation in March 2022.
“The primary confirmed case in Kwara state entails a 29-year-old Nigerian driver who developed signs of fever, generalised rash, and weak spot within the final two weeks and had been underneath our surveillance.
“There have been contacts with the spouse and 4 neighbours with related signs the place he lives at Gbugbu in Edu Native Authorities Space of Kwara State. All of which have been resolved by the well being workforce.
“The affected person has been on admission within the final one week due to suspicion of monkeypox. He has additionally been underneath strict monitoring by the surveillance and scientific workforce.
“At the moment, the affected person is enhancing and steady within the ward.
“The federal government’s workforce has equally begun well being facility and neighborhood case search/contact tracing.
“The workforce may even intensify steady public and neighborhood sensitization on the illness and its signs for public schooling and management.
“There may be additionally ongoing coaching and retraining of well being staff to strengthen our response to the event.
“The Ministry of Well being can also be notifying the suitable companies, particularly the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, of the event.
“Members of the general public are implored to step up efforts at private and neighborhood hygiene as we work collectively to battle this illness.”
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