Kwara state government yesterday declared that there was no outbreak of monkey pox in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Atolagbe Alege, told newsmen in Ilorin, the state capital, that there were no traces of the disease in any part of the state.
He said that the outcome of investigation by state health officials in all the 16 local government areas of the state showed that there was no outbreak of monkey pox disease in any part of the state.
“For now, Kwara has zero record of monkey pox and we are working round the clock to maintain the record,’’ he said.
The commissioner also said the state government had trained 241 health workers on prevention as well as treatment of the disease in case of possible outbreak.
He said the trained personnel had been deployed to all the 16 local government areas of the state.
The commissioner advised residents to maintain clean environment at all times to complement government’s efforts at ensuring healthy living.
He also urged residents to embrace hand washing at all times to prevent the outbreak of communicable diseases.