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Monkey Pox Outbreak: Nigeria Warns Against Eating Monkeys

Unic Press UK: Health authorities in Nigeria have issued a warning on the consumption of monkey meat and any kind of ‘bush meat’, the BBC News reports.

On the outbreak of monkey pox in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, who was quoted the BBC, said

“The virus was mild and there was no known treatment and no preventive vaccines hence the public should be at alert and avoid crowded places as much as possible.”

The Nigerian government said it sent medical samples of monkey pox to the World Health Organization (WHO) centre in Senegal for further tests.

 

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