Botswana on monkey pox alert


Following news that South Africa has recorded their first confirmed case of monkey pox the Ministry of Health says it is keeping an eye on all developments about the disease.

So far Botswana has not recorded any monkey pox case. In an interview, the ministry spokesperson, Christopher Nyanga said the ministry of health advises Batswana and residents of the country to visit the nearest health facility when they experience any unusual symptoms.

“This is even more critical for those who experience symptoms after travelling to countries known to have monkey pox cases,” he said. According to WHO Monkeypox is caused by monkey pox virus, a member of the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae.

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