The ministry of Health has urged Ugandans to be cautious of any Monkey pox symptoms as the disease has broken out in the neighboring countries.
speaking to the press in Kampala, the Director General Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa warned the country and advised the citizens to be vigilant.
“The general public is advised to remain vigilant and report any suspected patient to the nearest health worker immediately”. He said.
According to the Doctor, the viral disease is transmitted from animals to humans by the monkey pox virus, by close contact with an infected person though body fluids, contaminated materials such as beddings, respiratory droplets or inadequately cooked meat and any other animal products of infected animals.
“The incubation period of monkey pox ranges from six to thirteen days” he warned adding that the signs and symptoms may include fever, rush, intense headache and body weakness.
Unlike small pox, monkey pox is less deadly.
monkeypox has been reported in parts of Europe, North America, Australia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Gabon, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Sudan.
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