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THE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE HOSPITAL, IBADAN PRESENTS BASIC CERTIFICATE COURSE IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE

MONKEYPOX OUTBREAK IN NIGERIA

This is to draw the attention of the entire members of staff to the current outbreak of Monkeypox infection in Nigeria. As at today 10th of October, 2017, a total of 31 suspected cases have been reported from 7 states across the country: Balyesa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Lagos, Ogun and Cross Rivers. There has been no death reported and no laboratory confirmation. However, all suspected cases are being investigated and results are still being awaited.

Transmission:
Animal to Human Contact: Handling of infected monkeys, rats, squirrels, antelope and bush meats; Direct contact with blood, bodily fluids, or cutaneous or mucosal lesions of infected animals; Bite or scratch from infected animals; Eating inadequately cooked meat of infected animals.

Person-to-Person: Close contact with infected respiratory tract secretions, skin lesions of an infected person or objects recently contaminated by patient fluids or lesion materials. Transmission can also occur by inoculation or via the placen…