The government of Ogun State had confirmed four new cases of monkeypox, bringing the total number of cases to seven.
Dr Festus Soyinka, Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, confirmed this in a statement made available to journalists in Abeokuta, the state capital on Thursday.
He said two cases were recorded at Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, and one each in Abeokuta North and Abeokuta South LGs.
“Cumulative confirmed cases in Ogun State is now 7,” he added.
He added that the Disease Surveillance and Notification Officers (DSNOs) in the LGAs have carried out line listing and contact tracing of the patients, who he said were on medication at an undisclosed hospital.
“LGA DSNOs have carried out line listing and contact tracing. DSNOs reported that the patients are on medication prescribed for them in the hospital,” Soyinka said.