Ebonyi State government yesterday debunked the alleged outbreak of the rampaging monkey pox disease in the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezurike, who made this known while addressing journalists in Abakaliki said that what happened in the state was a case of eczema and not monkey.
Umezurike was reacting to a report in the media, which claimed that two persons have been infected with the disease and were receiving treatment at the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki.
Recall that, the Monkey pox virus outbreak has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded according to Nigeria’s Minister of Health Prof. Isaac Adewole and Ebonyi was alleged to have become the 12th state to record a case.
But the state commissioner insisted that there was no such disease outbreak in the state.