Three Suspected Cases Of Monkeypox Reported In Rivers State


The Rivers State Commissioner for Health, Prof Princewill Chike, has disclosed that three suspected cases of the dreaded Monkeypox have been reported in the State.

The commissioner disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Port Harcourt.

He said the state government is watching the victims even as they have been placed under surveillance.

Chike said the suspects are identified in Rumuolumeni, Eneka and Rumoimoi all in Obio/Akpor local government area.

The commissioner also noted that the ministry have deployed every means to prevent the spread of the disease.

He said: ”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.”

The Health Commissioner added that the ministry have made contacts with UPTH, primary health centres, and other relevant authorities to be at alert for any emergencies and called on the public to contact the following numbers 08056109538, 09062277699, and 08033124314 in case of emergency.

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