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Suspected Case Of Monkeypox Reported In Zamfara

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Updated June 10, 2022
Monkeypox virus was first identified by Preben von Magnus in 1958 as a pathogen of crab-eating macaque monkeys
Monkeypox virus was first identified by Preben von Magnus in 1958 as a pathogen of crab-eating macaque monkeys

 

One suspected case of monkeypox has been reported in Zamfara State.

This is according to the Zamfara State Government which noted that health officials are examining the situation to ascertain if it is a confirmed case.

The State Commissioner for Health, Aliyu Abubakar, said though there is no confirmed case of monkeypox in the State, the ministry has put in place measures to prevent the outbreak of the disease.

Abubakar disclosed this at a roundtable meeting with the media partners organised by the Zamfara State Primary Healthcare Board in Gusau, the state Capital.

The Commissioner, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Aliyu Mohammed, added that all hands are on deck to ensure the safety of all residents from any disease

He said the state government is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure a virus-free community.

According to him, the government’s plans are underway to acquire drones that will help in the delivery of medical consumables to hospitals in troubled areas.

He added that insecurity is one of the major challenges in ensuring full health coverage in the state.