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  • Updated: June 23, 2022

Kwara State Records First Confirmed Case of Monkeypox 

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The Kwara State Ministry of Health has confirmed the first case of monkeypox in the state, with a surveillance and response team activated since the index case was reported. 

According to the statement made available to newsmen by the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Raji Razaq, on Thursday, the first confirmed case involves a 29-year-old driver who developed symptoms of fever, generalised rash, and weakness in the last two weeks and had been under surveillance.

According to Razaq, there was contact with the wife and four neighbours with similar symptoms where he lives at Gbugbu in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State, all of which have been resolved by the health team.

He said the patient has been on admission because of the suspicion of monkeypox. He has also been under strict monitoring by the surveillance and clinical team.

"Currently, the patient is improving and stable in the ward.

"The government's team has similarly begun health facility and community case search/contact tracing. The team will also intensify continuous public and community sensitization on the disease and its symptoms for public education and control.

"There is also ongoing training and retraining of health workers to strengthen our response to the development. 

"The Ministry of Health is also notifying the appropriate agencies, especially the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, of the development.

"Members of the public are implored to step up efforts at personal and community hygiene as we work together to fight this disease."

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Maureen Okpe
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