The Edo State Ministry of Health has announced that eight persons have so far tested positive for monkeypox in the state.
The Commissioner for Health in the state, Akoria Obehi, who told journalists in Benin on Monday, said the ministry had ramped up surveillance and other activities to curb the spread of infectious disease.
She, however, said all the people who were diagnosed with the disease had recovered.
“Amid the rise in the number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in Edo, it has become imperative to warn on the health risks that the virus poses and reiterate the need for residents to be cautious and adhere to safety measures.”
The commissioner highlighted symptoms of monkeypox to include fever, headache, and weakness of the body, sore throat, and enlargement of glands under the jaw and in the neck.