Monkeypox Arrives A’Ibom, As Citizens Put On Red Alert


The dreaded Monkeypox has been reported to have found its way into Akwa Ibom State.
Confirming the outbreak, the Commissioner for Information Mr. Charles Udoh in a release made available to newsmen said that there has been one confirmed case of Monkeypox while two other cases are still under investigation.

“Monkeypox currently has no treatment and no vaccine. It looks like Small pox but the rashes are larger while the disease is milder.

The era of avoiding excessive handshake, regular hand washing and abstinence from bush meat is here again”

He added that more information subsequently.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, disclosing the outbreak advised citizens to avoid excessive handshake while also emphasising hand washing and avoiding bush meat.



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