Monkeypox hits seven residents of Ogun


Seven residents of Ogun State have been confirmed to have been hit by Monkeypox.

Four new cases were reported on Thursday, with additional three already existing.

The Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, Dr Festus Soyinka, confirmed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital.

He explained that two cases were recorded at Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, and one each in Abeokuta North and Abeokuta South LGs.

“Cumulative confirmed cases in Ogun State is now 7,” he said

He added that the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNOs) in the LGAs have carried out line listing and contact tracing of the patients, who he said were on medication at an undisclosed hospital.

“LGA DSNOs have carried out line listing and contact tracing. DSNOs reported that the patients are on medication prescribed for them in the hospital,” Soyinka said.



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