One suspected case of Monkeypox recorded in Nasarawa

Nasarawa State government on Friday said it has recorded one suspected case of Monkeypox in the state.

Dr Danail Iya, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Health disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria.

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Iya said the government is waiting for the result of the blood sample of the suspect sent to the Central Public Laboratory in Yaba, Lagos.

He said the state government had step up efforts to educate the public on ways to prevent the disease.

“We will equip the Dalhatu Araf Specialist, Lafia and the Federal Medical Centre, Keffi with drugs and other facilities to tackle any case of monkeypox,” he said.

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