Monkeypox Hit Edo State
A suspected case of MonkeyPox disease was on Tuesday discovered in Edo State.
The patient is currently receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital.
Management of the hospital disclosed that samples have been taken for test and result was being awaited from the designated World Health Organization (WHO) accredited test center.
Public Relations of the hospital, Mr. Uwaila Joshua, in a statement said the patient was responding to treatment and was undergoing further evaluations.
Mr. Uwaila said the patient has been contained in quarantined complex prepared ahead by the hospital’s Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof. Darlinton Obaseki, in preparation for a possible outbreak of MonkeyPox virus to give emergency treatment to patients affected with the disease.
“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”, the statement read.