The ruse, buzz and the public outcry that accompany the outbreak of monkeypox became overwhelming recently in Nigeria as the scourge and the spread of the disease was confirmed in Yenagoa in Bayelsa State.
Though ,the outbreak of such epidemic is not new in Nigeria but the spread of an epidemic in this moment of our national existence whereby the economy is at a low ebb and just recovering from recession is simply mindblowing and unacceptable to many Nigerians.
WHAT IS MONKEYPOX?
Monkeypox is an infectious viral disease caused by monkeypox virus.It is called monkeypox because it was first identified in laboratory monkeys.The disease mostly occurs in Central and West Africa which was first identified among laboratory monkeys in 1958 but cases in humans were found in 1970 in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS?
Signs and symptoms of Monkeypox are:
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