Accirding to reports, the dreaded Monkeypox sickness has hit Rivers state.
According to the commissioner of health, Rivers state, Princewill Chike, 3 suspected cases have been recorded.
Chike told newsmen;
“In Rivers State, we have three suspected cases already.One is from the Rumuorlumeni area. We saw it and think it is not a serious matter so we have ruled it out.
Another one is a thirteen-year-old boy at Eneka. We discovered they took the boy to a native doctor. The parents think they can handle it the native way.
We have activated our isolation centres and we have put all our Health centres on red alert.The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and all our Primary Health Centres have been reactivated.
We can assure you that there is no course for alarm because we are on top of the situation,” he said.
The disease, Monkeypox reportedly has no vaccine and 12 cases have been recorded in Bayelsa state.