Monkeypox: NCDC says disease can be spread through sexual intercourse

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The Nigerian Center for Disease Control has warned that monkeypox can be transmitted through sexual intercourse.

The NCDC in a statement shared on its website also listed some symptoms of the disease.

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“Symptoms of the disease include fever, headache, body aches, weakness, swollen lymph nodes (glands), and rash. After about 1-3 days of fever, the rash breaks out, starting on the face and then spreading to the body, with the face and palms/soles being most affected.

“They can also occur in and around the genitals, so contact during sex is a mode of transmission. It is mostly a self-limited illness that often lasts two to four weeks.”

Speaking to The PUNCH, University of Maiduguri Professor of Medical Virology Professor Marycelin Baba said the disease could be transmitted through skin contact.

“There is a risk of person-to-person transmission. If you have someone around you who has the infection, it is very easy for you to get infected and s*x cannot be ruled out because there is contact,” said Baba.

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