A doctor in Nigeria warned the world about monkeypox years ago. Did anyone listen?

Dr. Dimie Ogoina, professor of medicine and infectious diseases at Niger Delta University in Nigeria. Over the past few years, he has tried to warn health officials that the monkeypox virus had changed, but few listened. Right: The monkeypox isolation ward of Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.

Dr. Dimie Ogoina detected monkeypox in an 11-year-old patient in 2017 and saw many other cases since. He’s tried to warn health officials that the virus has changed the way it spreads — to no avail.

(Image credit: Dr. Dimie Ogoina)

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