Central African Republic: Monkey-Pox monkey pox discovered in Mbaiki
BY GUY FLORENTIN OUTIAMA APRIL 17, 2017
MBAIKI, April 17, 2017 (RJDH) -The disease Monkey-Pox, in other words Monkey Pox, was discovered in Mbaïki, in the Lobaye in the south of the country, on April 15, 2017. One case was confirmed by the health district Of the city, after examinations at the Institut Pasteur in Bangui.
According to the information of the RJDH confirmed by Dr. Honoré Yangana, head of health district of Mbaïki, it is on April 12th that a case of Monkey-Pox was registered. "Considering the signs that the patient presented, we suspected the Monkey-Pox virus. We took the sample to send to the Institut Pasteur in Bangui, and the result came back positive, "he told the RJDH before specifying that it was on a child that this disease was discovered.
Dr Honore Yangana presents the modes of contamination of this disease in these terms, "The virus reaches man by direct contact with a monkey or squirrel. It is transmitted by contact and excretions and vaginal secretions, "he said.
For the moment, no provision for prevention and response has yet been taken in the town and the prefecture of Lobaye.
The monkey-pox monkey was declared an outbreak on 22 September 2016 in Dalakere village, Réou 4 and 5 in Mingala sub-prefecture in Lower Kotto, of which 19 cases were recorded. The focus of this epidemic is in the Mbomou. The end of this epidemic was declared on 4 January 2017.
The Ministry of Health has not yet decided on this new discovery, this time in the Lobaye. On April 4, the Ministry of Health had declared the epidemic of measles in the Lobaye.