The Abia State Government has recorded three cases of monkeypox and consequently, asked for caution on the part of residents.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joe Osuji, who confirmed the report said the discovery was made in Aba North, Umuahia South and recently at Ikwuano LGAs.
He said, “We have done all we are supposed to do, including contact tracing, and the patients are doing well.
“We have given all the support we are supposed to give. The surveillance is everywhere and the contact tracing on. We have listed a lot of contacts and taken their samples for investigation.
“Some of the samples are out and were negative. We are still expecting more sample results from Abuja, the only place they do it”.
He disclosed that the state government has done the necessary sensitization and the positive cases have been contained.
“We have done a lot of things about them and have visited vicinities and their facilities at their homes. “So, there is no cause for alarm. They are doing well”.
The Commissioner further added, “The information there is that we talk about personal and environmental hygiene. You should be on the lookout for people with a lot of rashes and you try to isolate yourself from and refer to the health facility nearer to you.”
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