The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States of America, has deployed a team of biologists and epidemiologists to Africa to track and investigate the origin of monkey pox, a rare but infectious viral disease currently ravaging many parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nigeria.
According to the lead researcher, Jeff Dotty, biologists, Clint Morgan and Jennifer McQuiston,the visit was initiated by the Congolese government, which wanted the agency to help train their local scientists.the international experts will be working with a local team to track the spread of disease during an outbreak with the aim of stopping it.
Monkey pox is on the US Government list of pathogens, such as anthrax and Ebola, with the greatest potential to threaten human health as there is no cure.
The CDC has also raised the alarm over rising cases of animal-borne diseases due to migration.
Cases of monkey pox and human cases of infection is not only in Nigeria as it has also been reported in places such as Liberia,Sierra Leone, Congo Republic, the Central African Republic and Cameroon.
This is coming as another step forward to curbing monkey pox in our society.