Osun Records First Case of Monkeypox

The first case of Monkeypox has been discovered in Osun State

It was gathered that the case was discovered in Iperindo, Atakumosa East Local Government last week.

Commissioner for Health, Dr. Rafiu Isamotu confirmed the outbreak of the disease, said the patient carrying the disease had fully healed before the result of the test conducted on him was out and was said to be positive.

This is just as another suspected case of the monkeypox was recorded in Osogbo, capital of the State capital.

We noted that a 14-year old boy with a symptom of the disease was brought to the General Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo, around 12pm today, Monday, 15 August, 2022.

The boy’s body was full of rashes and shores as noticed by the medium and He was admitted to the first office by the left at the Trauma session of the hospital where medical experts attended to him.

The medical experts were kitted in disease preventive personal protective equipment when attending to the patient,  Personnel from Disease Surveillance Notification Unit were part of the team and 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.

Nationnewslead learnt that the result of the test will be out on Thursday. But the Commissioner for Health, Isamotu said he was not aware of the case. He however, said it remained a suspected case until the result confirmed that it is actually monkeypox.

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