- The minister of health, Professor Isaac Adewole, has stated that the monkeypox disease which has been reported in various parts of the country, is only a ‘suspicion’ at the moment
- According to the minister, the disease can only be confirmed after laboratory tests have been conducted
- Samples from patients have been sent to the World Health Organisation center in Senegal and test results are expected within 48 hours
Professor Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has described the monkeypox disease which has been reported in various parts of the country, as only a ‘suspicion’ at the moment.
According to reports, the minister made his comments in a chat with newsmen at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja.
NAIJ.com gathers that Adewole stated that the disease can only be confirmed after laboratory tests.
He said that samples had been taken for analysis at the World Health Organisation center in Senegal.
He stated: “We will know within 48 hours if what we are dealing with is monkeypox.”
The minister further disclosed that states did not report the outbreak of the disease on time, but urged Nigerians not to panic.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Dr. Jide Idris, the Lagos state commissioner for health, said that two suspected cases of monkeypox had been recorded in the state.
Idris speaking at a news conference said that the two suspected cases were currently under observation in health facilities in the state.
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