Lagos Alerts Public on Monkeypox, Advises Precautionary Measures

Lagos Alerts Public on Monkey Pox, Advises Precautionary Measures

Lagos State Government has again reiterated the need for citizens to ensure and maintain adequate personal and environmental hygiene at all times as part of precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak of infectious diseases such as Monkeypox which was recently reported in the State.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi who stated this earlier on in the week during the biosecurity update meeting on the situation report of Monkeypox disease in the State, urged residents to observe the highest possible standards of personal and environmental hygiene especially through regular washing of hands with soap and running water and attention to environmental exposure.

Giving details about the recent report of the disease in Lagos State, the Commissioner disclosed that three suspected cases of monkeypox were reported by health facilities in the past one month noting that the cases were positive for Monkey Pox as revealed by reports of laboratory investigation.

The Commissioner while calling for calm assured residents that there is no cause to panic stressing the State Government in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Health through the Centre for Disease Control is maintaining relevant surveillance activities in all local government areas to prevent an outbreak of the disease.

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