Published On: Thu, Oct 19th, 2017

Breaking News: Monkeypox Virus Spreads To Delta State, 9 Persons Hospitalized.

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The dreadful Monkeypox Virus has continued to spread accross the country over the past few weeks creating fear and panic amongst Nigerian citizens as no known cure has been provided for the disease.

However about nine persons have reportedly been hospitalised as the dreaded virus hit Delta State.

Sources revealed that six of the affected persons were from Agbor, where the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, hails from.

A doctor at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba, who confirmed the development to newsmennsaid the remaining victims were from around the state capital.

 It was gathered that the victims were diagnosed of the disease on Wednesday, adding that their blood samples have been collected for tests.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge denied the outbreak of the disease in the state.

In a short message to our correspondent, Azinge said, “Not true! There is no case of monkeypox in Agbor ,not even any patient with a high suspicion of it.”

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