Delta state confirms 1 case of Monkeypox

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The Delta state government, on November 8, 2017, has confirmed that one case of monkey pox has been identified.

According to reports five people were quarantined, following suspicion that they had monkey pox.

The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge also told reporters that the result of the test samples are being expected.

According to Today News, Azinge said this during the debriefing session from officials of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

While listing the local government areas where the five suspects were identified, the commissioner also said that experts are handling the cases.

Reports say personnel from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have been in Delta state to offer

What you should know

Monkeypox is a ‘zoonotic’ virus. That means it comes from animals. It can be transmitted from animals to humans and from humans to humans.

Reports say it was first discovered in crab eating Monkeys in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1958 by a scientist called Preben von Magnus.

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