Eight individuals have reportedly examined optimistic for monkeypox in Edo State, the State ministry of well being has mentioned.
This was simply as the federal government warned on the well being dangers that the virus poses and reiterated the necessity for residents to be cautious and cling to security measures.
The Edo State Commissioner for Well being, Prof. Akoria Obehi, who disclosed this to journalists in Benin Metropolis, mentioned the Ministry has ramped up surveillance and different actions to curb the unfold of infectious illness.
Obehi urged residents to look at security measures to scale back the unfold of the virus and different infectious illnesses within the state.
The Commissioner highlighted signs of Monkeypox to incorporate fever, headache, weak point of the physique, sore throat, and enlargement of glands below the jaw and within the neck.
In accordance with him, “it may well additionally include the looks of a rash on the face, palms, soles of the toes, genitals, and different components of the physique, which may seem strong or fluid-filled on the onset and might manifest inside a interval of two to a few weeks following an infection, relying on the well being standing of the person.”
Whereas advising on measures to include the illness, she famous, “The virus may be transmitted from contaminated animals and rodents akin to rats, mice, squirrels, and even monkeys; by way of contact with contaminated blood, physique fluids, spots, blisters or scabs, and sharing of objects.”
The Commissioner additional suggested: “Keep away from contact with lifeless or dwell wild animals akin to small mammals together with rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, apes)”.