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Borno Confirms Outbreak of Monkeypox in Maiduguri.

Borno Confirms Outbreak of Monkeypox in Maiduguri.

Borno State has recently announced the outbreak of Monkey Pox in the state, where three of the four suspected cases sent to the National Centre for Disease Control -NCDC, tested positive.

The Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health, Dr. Lawi Mshelia, yesterday told journalists that two of the reported cases were from the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, UMTH, where they were currently receiving treatment, while the other patient was reported from Biu local government area in Southern Borno.

According to the Director at the Ministry of Health, one of the patients had been discharged from the hospital almost a week ago.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation -WHO has embarked on a sensitization program to ensure adequate awareness and enhanced prevention of epidemic-prone diseases including monkeypox, Cholera, and COVID-19 pandemic

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WHO Northeast Emergency Manager, Dr. Richard Lako in a statement said the team community health champions were also engaging with communities to avail themselves of COVID-19 vaccination, saying that: “it remains important that no individual should be left out from receiving COVID-19 vaccination.”

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