The Kwara state authorities Thursday confirmed the primary case of monkey pox involving a 29 12 months previous Nigerian driver within the state.
The state’s commissioner for Well being, Dr Raji Rasaq, broke the information in a press release in Ilorin, the state capital.
He stated the sufferer had contact his spouse and 4 neighbours the place lives in Gbubu in edu native authorities space of kwara state.
The commissioner stated the case was dectected following rigorous efforts of the surveillance and response workforce of the mnistry of Well being that had been activated for the reason that index case was reported within the nation in March, 2022.
“The primary confirmed case in Kwara State entails a 29-year-old Nigerian driver who developed signs of fever, generalised rash, and weak point within the final two weeks and had been underneath our surveillance,” he added.
The commisssioner stated there have been contact with the spouse and 4 neighbours of the sufferer with comparable signs the place he lives at Gbugbu in Edu native authorities space of the state, including that: “All these have been resolved by the well being workforce.
“The affected person has been on admission within the final one week due to suspicion of monkey pox. He has additionally been underneath strict monitoring by the surveillance and medical workforce. At the moment, the affected person is bettering and secure within the ward.
“The federal government’s workforce has equally begun well being facility and group case search/contact tracing. The workforce can even intensify steady public and group sensitisation on the illness and its signs for public training and management,” Rasaq acknowledged.
The commisioner disclosed that there’s additionally ongoing coaching and retraining of well being staff to strengthen the state’s response to the event.
He urged members of the general public to step up efforts at private and group hygiene to battle the illness.