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.
- No fewer than 11 people have been placed under surveillance in Bayelsa, following a suspected outbreak of Monkeypox.
- The Federal Government had warned Nigerians against eating dead animals and monkeys.
- The hospital in Bayelsa state later discharged two of the victims.
- The virus was later confirmed in seven states.
- Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole recently said Monkeypox cases has increased to 74 in 11 states.
What is happening:
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.