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Monkey Pox: We have not confirmed disease; it is only a ‘suspicion’ at the moment - FG tells Nigerians

Posted: 12 October, 2017 at 08:45 am
Monkey Pox: We have not confirmed disease; it is only a ‘suspicion’ at the moment - FG tells Nigerians
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Prof. Isaac Adewole, Minister of Health has described the Monkey Pox 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.

Adewole stated that the disease can only be confirmed after laboratory tests; and 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 Monkey Pox.

The minister further disclosed that states did not report the outbreak of the disease on time, but urged Nigerians not to panic.

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