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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Osun records Monkey pox cases

By Michael Ofulue, Osogbo

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Osun state has recorded first suspected cases, of Monkeypox.

 The suspected case was discovered in Iperindo, Atakumosa East Local Government of the State.

 However, in Osogbo, Osun State capital, another suspected case was also recorded.

 It was gathered that a 14-year-old boy with a symptom of the disease was brought to the General Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo, around 12pm.

 The boy’s body, it was observed was full of rashes and sores.

 He was admitted to  the Trauma session of the hospital where medical experts attended to him.

 The medical experts were kitted in disease preventive personal protective equipment.

 Personnel from Disease Surveillance Notification Unit were part of the team

 It was noted that blood sample was taken from the boy for test.

 “We cannot be too sure that what we are treating is monkeypox until the result of the test is out. But with the symptom we are seeing, it is likely to be monkeypox,” said a medical expert who was part of the team that treated the boy.

 The result of the test, it was learnt will be out on Thursday.

 But the Commissioner for Health, Isamotu said he was not aware of the new case.

 He, however, said though, all the symptoms depict monkeypox disease but, could not be confirmed as the results are yet to be out.

 The case remained a suspected case until the result confirmed that it is actually monkeypox, as I’m talking to you we are still at the lab,” the Commissioner said.

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