Friday, 27 October 2017

Six fresh cases of monkeypox virus recorded in Abuja

Six fresh cases of the monkeypox virus have been confirmed, with one in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Minister of State for Health, Osagie Ehanire disclosed this in Abuja on Friday.

Ehanire said apart from Abuja, there were two new cases of the disease in Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom and one in Enugu.

He said investigations were ongoing to see if any of the new cases had a link with the Bayelsa cluster, where the outbreak started.

The minister said the new patients were already being managed by public health authorities and had been receiving appropriate clinical care since the onset of the illness.

He said the ministry of health, through the disease control office, was in contact with all state epidemiology teams, as well as the health facilities providing clinical care to both suspected and confirmed cases.

He said no death had been recorded in the outbreak of the disease.

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