Centre for Disease Control confirmed Nigerian Monkeypox

The of Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed that the first case Nigeria monkeypox was detected in Texas.

The viral disease was found in a resident recently traveled from Nigeria to the and is currently in Dallas receiving treatment in hospital.

According to the health department, He is in a stable condition and recuperating at the moment.

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The Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the disease is not a reason for alarm or bring about threat to the general public.

“While rare, this case isn’t a reason for alarm and we don’t expect any threat to the general public,” Judge Clay Jenkins stated.

The disease outbreak have also been reported in both West and African countries since 1970 with large outbreak in the in 2003,according to the CDC.

This monkeypox which belongs to the family of smallpox is uncommon but it carries serious viral illness potentially.

And it normally begins with flu-like symptoms, swelling lymph nodes and develops to widespread rashes all over the body and face just like smallpox.

It can be spread from person to person through respiratory droplets.

The also confirmed that since travelers are putting on masks due to -19, the risk of the spread of monkeypox via respiratory droplets to others on aeroplanes and at airports is very low.

The CDC has said it was working with local health officials to contact airline passengers and others were in contact with the infected travelled during their flights from Lagos to Atlanta on July 8 and from Atlanta to Dallas on July 9.

According to CDC 50 people fell ill after imported African rodents infected prairie dogs which subsequently infected humans.


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