Health authority in Sinoe County confirms a reported case of monkeypox, announcing an outbreak and calls on the public to follow precautionary observations and measures

Making the disclosure Monday in Greenville, the County Health Officer, Dr. Alexander Pewee Tokpa said the outbreak follows tested results from the national reference lab confirming positive.

Dr. Tokpah said at the weekend, a specimen was collected, a result that came positive involving a twelve years old minor from Kpanyan health district particularly, Tubmanville clinic.

The CHO said, rebuses safety measures have been put in place at the level of the CHT, but calling on the public to follow those health tips and measures as part of precautionary observation.

The monkeypox virus is an orthopox virus that causes monkeypox, a disease with symptoms similar to smallpox, although less severe.

The patent according to the CHO is undergoing treatment, placed in a contained in a safe unannounced area.

The health team has started precautionary measures, as more search and prevention’s control statements have been introduced.

The outbreak is the first of its kind to hit Sinoe in recent years, though Maryland reported a case a few months ago.

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