A woman, identified as Wuese Alough, suspected to have contacted the monkey pox disease in Gboko, has been moved to the Benue State Teaching Hospital (BSUTH), Makurdi.
This was disclosed to newsmen on Wednesday by the State Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr. Cecelia Ojabo.
Mrs. Ojabo said that on receiving the report of the suspected case, she immediately deployed medical doctors to Gboko to get the victim and move her to the hospital for further medical investigation.
The commissioner stated that the blood sample of the suspected victim would be taken for necessary laboratory analysis to confirm whether or not they were indeed a case of Monkey pox or not even as she called on people of the state not to panic but remain calm as necessary measures were in place to protect them from the disease.
She appealed to anyone who sees and suspects Monkey Pox to immediately report same to the nearest medical facility for prompt action and advised the people to abstain from consumption of any form of bush meat, particularly monkey, rat, squirrel, stressing that they should also reduce handshake as these preventive measures would go a long way in preventing it’s spread.
Alough claimed that she contacted the disease from her boyfriend who visited her from Enugu a few weeks ago.