3 suspected cases of monkeypox have been recorded in Rivers state, commissioner of health of the state, Princewill Chike, has confirmed.
The commissioner confirmed the news while speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Friday
“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”, Mr Chike revealed.
He also added that the state has taken steps to activate it’s isolation centres and put on red alert, all its Health centres.
He said, “The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and all our Primary Health Centres have been reactivated” adding that the state government was on top of the situation and there should be no course for panic.
Aside from the cases recorded in Rivers, more cases have also been recorded in neighbouring Bayelsa State and it is said that there is still no vaccine for the disease .