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NIMR has list some notable symptoms of Monkeypox. 

The Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) has disclosed that fever, rashes, syphilis, chicken pox and so many other variants are symptoms of monkeypox.

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People with the aforementioned disease should get tested, according to Professor Rosemary Audu, director of research at the National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), who told  newsmen on Monday.

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You may recall that in Epi Week 29, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 15 new confirmed positive cases of monkeypox from 10 states: Ondo (three), Taraba (two), Lagos (two), Bayelsa (two), Rivers (one), Kogi (one), Imo (one), Delta (one), Anambra (one), and Abia (one).

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The director stated that mouth-to-skin and skin-to-skin contact are two ways in which the disease outbreak can spread beyond what is currently known.

Audu mentioned the institute’s research efforts and the development of a test kit for the illness. However, the test kit is still undergoing internal validation before being given to NCDC.

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Therefore, the professor advised Nigerians to exercise greater caution and avoid making direct contact with people who were ill.

More public education and health screenings should also be implemented, she said.

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