The fearful and dreaded Monkeypox disease has reportedly hit the city of Agbor in Delta state leaving at least five (5) people hospitalized.
And about nine (9) other persons have reportedly been hospitalised as the fearful and dreaded monkeypox disease hits Delta State.
According to a Punch report, six (6) of the persons affected were from the city of Agbor, where the state governor, His Excellency Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, hails from. Confirming the incident, a medical doctor at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba revealed that the rest of the victims were from around the state capital.
It was also gathered that the affected persons were diagnosed of the dreaded disease on Wednesday, adding that their blood samples have been collected for tests. However, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge said that the outbreak of the disease in the state was not true.
Azinge claimed in a short message that there is no monkeypox disease in Agbor. “Not true! There is no case of monkeypox in Agbor, not even any patient with a high suspicion of the fearful and dreaded Monkeypox.” he wrote.