Ogun State Government Denies Suspected Case Of Monkeypox


The Ogun state Government has disclosed that no case of monkeypox has been recorded in the state.

The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had listed the state among areas with suspected cases of the disease.

However, in a statement on Tuesday, the State’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Babatunde Ipaye, dismissed the list, saying that the state only recorded a “case of skin tissue/rashes‎ after diagnosis was carried out.”

The Commissioner noted that in the wake of the outbreak, the State government is reiterating the need for members of the public to observe and maintain a proper high standard of personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary measures to prevent the disease.

He said the state government had contacted the National Centre for Disease Control in Abuja to come for further clarification as the state would not take the section of public health response for granted.

He urged members of the public to be Vigilante and report any suspected case of the disease to the nearest public health facility.

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