Nasarawa state authorities has recorded six confirmed instances of Monkeypox illness within the state.
State commissioner of well being Pharm. Ahmed Baba Yahaya disclosed this on Thursday in a press briefing in Lafia.
He mentioned 4 victims had been found in Lafia whereas two had been identified in Keffi native authorities areas of the state for the reason that outbreak occurred within the nation.
“They’ve all recovered from the illness with no deaths. Healthcare employees have been sensitised on the prevalence of this illness, trainings have been performed, medicine and important commodities for the remedy of the illness has additionally been procured.
“Monkey Pox is a viral illness brought on by the monkey pox virus, an enveloped double-stranded DNA virus that belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus of the Poxviridae household,” he mentioned.
He mentioned the illness was extreme amongst youngsters, pregnant girls and the immuno-suppressed.
He additional mentioned the illness usually lasts for 2 to 4 weeks and is characterised by fever, headache, muscle pains, shivering, swollen lymph nodes, and a rash that varieties blisters after which crusts over.
Pharm. Yahaya suggested individuals to keep away from shut contact with those that have rash suspected or confirmed to be monkey pox.
“Don’t contact the rash or scabs. Don’t kiss, hug, cuddle or have intercourse with somebody suspected or confirmed to have rash of monkey pox. Don’t share consuming utensils with somebody who has monkey pox,” he mentioned.
He due to this fact, mentioned an Emergency Operational Centre (EOC) for Monkeypox has been activated and an incident supervisor has been appointed.