No Monkeypox in Kenya, says Ministry of Health

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The Ministry of Health has assured Kenyans that the country has not recorded any case of Monkeypox, which is being reported in European countries, among others.
Principal Secretary in the Ministry Susan Mochache said the government has heightened surveillance at the entry points to control the infiltration of the disease into the country.
“We do not have any monkeypox cases in the country or neighbouring countries. I want to assure Kenyans that we have put in place measures to tackle the disease if we record it,” said Mochache.
“The disease has been recorded in Northern parts of the continent because of their proximity to the wild animals, but we have started hearing about it now because of its entry into Europe,” she added.
PS Mochache spoke in Kisii, southwestern Kenya, during the Tobacco Farm function courtesy of the World Health Organization.
At the same time, PS Mochache asked Kenyans to continue observing the Covid-19 protective measures laid by the ministry. She said reducing the guard will only erase the gains that have already been made in the fight against the deadly virus.
“I want to insist that we follow the safety guidelines issued on COVID-19. Even though the mandatory wearing of masks was lifted, we are getting into the cold season, and the cases have started rising, so it is safer to have your mask on,” she said.

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