- The monkeypox virus has now spread to Delta state
- Nine persons have been allegedly hospitalised in the state
- All the victims are residing around Agbor and the state capital, Asaba
A report by The Punch indicates that about nine persons have been allegedly hospitalised due to the discovery of the dreaded monkeypox disease in Delta state.
According to the report, six of the affected persons were from Agbor, where the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, hails from.
An unnamed doctor at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba quoted in the report, said the remaining victims were from around the state capital.
The victims were said to have been diagnosed of the disease on Wednesday, October 18, even as their blood samples have been collected for tests.
The state commissioner for health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge, however denied the outbreak of the disease in the state.
“Not true! There is no case of monkeypox in Agbor, not even any patient with a high suspicion of it,” Azinge stated via text message in a reply to inquiry.
NAIJ.com reported earlier that the Nigerian Army, 32 Artillery Brigade in Akure, Ondo state has vowed to find and punish those who spread rumours of an alleged planned vaccination of school children against monkeypox by soldiers.
The command said it would arrest those who spread the “wicked and fake” rumour in the state on Tuesday, October 17.
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