Monkey Pox hits Lagos, two suspected cases recorded

Ambode-Lagos TVC

Image result for Lagos announces two suspected cases of Monkeypox VirusThe Lagos State ministry off health has announced two suspected cases of monkey pox virus  in the State.

The two individuals are currently being investigated while the laboratory is yet to confirm the blood samples for the virus.

Meanwhile the Commissioner for Health Jide Idris said a team of surveillance personnel are already tracking the journey of the individuals, to contain the spread of the Monkey Pox Virus.

He added that one of the suspects just came from Bayelsa State and reportedly ate bush meat.

Idris said the two suspected cases were currently being quarantined in their houses pending the result of the investigation.

“In the wake of this outbreak, the state government is reiterating the need for members of the public to observe and maintain a high standard of personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of the precautionary measures to prevent the spread to the State.”

He urged members of the public to also be vigilant and report any suspected case of the disease to the nearest public health facility or the Directorate of Disease Control in the State Ministry of Health.

“Also, health workers are advised to practice universal safety precautions in the management of suspected or confirmed cases, wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment when attending to cases, wash hands after each contact with the patient or contaminated materials while surveillance system must be strengthened.

“The state government has mobilised the Disease Surveillance Officers in the 57 LGAs and LCDAs in the state and health workers in both public and private health facilities have been placed on high alert,” Mr. Idris said.

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