Monkeypox Hits Akwa Ibom

Monkeypox Hits Akwa Ibom. The recent outbreak of Monkeypox in Bayelsa has been extended to Akwa Ibom State.

The state government has confirmed one case of Monkeypox in the state and has instructed it’s people to avoid hugging and having handshakes so to be able tp contain the outbreak.

According to a statement signed by the Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mr. Charles Udoh, in Uyo on Saturday, it read;

“Akwa Ibom State has recorded one confirmed case of monkeypox while two other cases are still under investigation.

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

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

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