The Kano State government in North West Nigeria has quarantined 60 persons following the admission of one suspected case of Monkey pox disease in the state.
The disease has been in Nigeria since early September 2017 and so far suspected cases have been reported in twelve states and the Fedearal capital Territory, Abuja.
Monkey pox disease is a viral condition that affects both animal and man; the spread among human population occurs through contact with body fluids of infected persons and through eating of poorly cooked animals like monkeys, squirrels, chimpanzee, rabbits, rats etc.
Transmissionof the disease is similar to Ebola infection but the presentation is similar to small pox.

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