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Monkey pox 46 confirmed cases and 2 deaths—ECOWAS Commissioner


President of the ECOWAS Commission Dr. Jean Claude Kassi Brou in presenting the 2022 interim report on the state of the Community to Community lawmakers at the plenary in Abuja Nigeria, disclosed that there have been 46 confirmed cases of  monkey pox with two deaths reported.   

According to him he is not in the position to mention the affected countries in the West Africa sub-region and further told the plenary the diseases is a communicable one and spreads through contacts. 

Dr. Jean Claude again, pointed out that there has been some vaccines that have impacted a lot because it offers protection.  

And the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) is monitoring the situation with other member states and those are the details he can give and can not go further as the sector heads when they come before the House would give more details.  

“We need to be very vigilant and let us keep an eye on the evolution of this disease”.   

On COVID-19, he noted that despite its persistence the pandemic has dropped slightly in contaminations. On the average in the sub-region there are seven cases reported as land, sea and air borders are fully re-opened as at 2022 with prevention measures gradually relaxed for fully vaccinated travellers.    

Again on new known cases of epidemic prone diseases cholera 1, 954, Lassa fever 3,828, measles 3,621 and avian influenza continues to erupt in member countries requiring a coordinated response.  

By: Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ecowasnews.com/Abuja-Nigeria

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