Posted on Tue 31 Oct 2017, 10:40 PM

One suspected case of MonkeyPox has been recorded in Edo state, news reports have confirmed.

The patient, according to the Public Relations Officer of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Mr. Uwaila Joshua is currently receiving treatment at the hospital and is said to be responding to treatment.

Uwaila stated that the hospital's Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Darlington Obaseki had equipped an isolated complex designed to give emergency treatment to patients affected with the disease in preparation for rhe possibility of the outbreak in the state.

In a statement by the PRO, "the good news is that the patient is recovering very fast and we presently do not have any reason to worry.

"The UBTH in conjunction with the relevant agencies in the state government and local government health authorities are working together and monitoring close contacts of this person and so far, no one has come down with the sickness.

"There is no need or cause for concern or worry and no danger posed to staff or patients of the hospital. The patient is in an isolated complex. The hospital is ready and prepared to contain any situation if there is need to. As at now, there is no cause for alarm."


By Joseph Odeh

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