NEWS] LAGOS GOVT STRENGTHENS SURVEILLANCE TO PREVENT MONKEY POX

Monkey Pox

 

 

THE LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT TODAY, DISCLOSED THAT IT HAS STRENGTHENED ITS DISEASE SURVEILLANCE, DETECTION AND RESPONSE SYSTEMS TO PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF MONKEY POX IN THE STATE.

THE STATE COMMISSIONER FOR HEALTH, JIDE IDRIS, MADE THIS KNOWN IN AN INTERVIEW WITH NEWSMEN IN LAGOS.

HE SPOKE AGAINST THE BACKGROUND OF THE TWO CONFIRMED CASES OF MONKEY POX IN PATIENTS WITH RECENT TRAVEL HISTORY FROM NIGERIA NOW RECEIVING MEDICAL ATTENTION IN THE UNITED KINGDOM.

ACCORDING TO HIM, THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAS DENIED ANY CASE OF MONKEY POX IN THE COUNTRY, ADDING THAT THE ASSERTION THAT THE PEOPLE HAD TRAVEL HISTORY FROM NIGERIA DID NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THE DISEASES WERE CONTACTED IN NIGERIA.

HE HOWEVER URGED THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PUT IN PLACE PROCESSES THAT WILL PROPERLY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF THE VIRUS AND ALSO STRESSED THE NEED TO SENSITISE THE PUBLIC ON THE MEASURES FOR PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF THE DISEASE SHOULD IT HAPPEN.