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Monkeypox alert highlights need for increased disease surveillance

Monkeypox alert highlights need for increased disease surveillance
A Professor of Virology, Oyewale Tomori, says COVID-19 is diverting the country’s need to increase surveillance on other diseases of public health concerns.

health authorities detect a monkeypox case traceable to Nigeria.health authorities recently diagnosed a resident who had spent some time in Nigeria of monkeypox, stating that it is the first reported case of monkey pox in the U.According to Tomori, it is not the CDC but the health authorities of a county equivalent of our Local Government Area (LGA), that detected and announced the case.“Since this disease is spread primarily through contact with infected animals, and subsequently from humans to humans, care should be taken and meat should be well cooked.

He explained that monkeypox was a very contagious infection which spreads through physical contact with an infected person or animal.“Note that the main report is not a CDC report, but that of the county or LGA.

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