Benue Records 2 Suspected Monkeypox Cases
Is the viral disease spreading?
Whether yes or no, it has found its way into Benue state where two suspected cases have been recorded.
Residents of Gboko community in Gboko Local Government Area have been asked to remain calm and adhere to advise from health authorities in local councils.
There was some concern an individual identified as Smith Takema, claimed on his Facebook page that one Mwuese Aloo has contracted the disease.
Aloo, who resides at No. 1 Agemafa Street in the Agedam area, behind police barracks in Gboko, according to Smith, “is sick and has all the symptoms of monkey pox.”
A relative of the Gboko patient, who craved anonymity, hinted that the entire family was indeed shocked and wondered how she contract the disease.
The source hinted of plans by the family members to rush her to the General Hospital in Gboko for treatment.
Though the Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Cecilia Ojabo Gboko did not confirm or deny the Gboko incident, she said there was an unverified similar case in Vandeikiya Local Government Area of the state.
Vandeikiya local council is a few kilometres away from Gboko.
Ojabo, however, said that the ministry had dispatched a team of medical doctors to Gboko to confirm these speculations.
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