The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has warned that there are no specific treatments available for the monkeypox infection following the outbreak in Europe and other countires.
The centre also urged Nigerians to take certain measures to prevent contracting the disease.
The NCDCâ€™s post on its website read:-
â€œThere are no specific treatments available for monkeypox infection, although various novel antiviral have in-vitro and animal data supportive effects such as Brincindofocir and Tecovirimat.
â€œMeasures that can be taken to prevent infection with monkeypox virus include: avoiding contact with animals that could harbour the virus, both sick or dead animals in areas where monkeypox cases have occurred; avoiding contact with any material that has been in contact with a sick animal; thoroughly cooking any animal that might have come into contact with an infected animal; handling them with standard precautions and observing monkeypox symptoms for 30 days and washing with soap and water after contact with infected animals.â€
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