A case of monkeypox has been recorded in Akwa Ibom, with two other cases under investigation.
Commissioner for Health, Dr. Dominic Ukpong, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital on Saturday.
According to Dr Ukpong, who broke the news of the arrival of the deadly scourge in the state, “the era of avoiding excessive handshake and body contact is here again. We should at the moment re-awaken the continued emphasis on regular hand washing and avoiding the consumption of bush meat at the moment.”
Confirming the breakout, Akwa Ibom State information commissioner, Mr Charles Udoh, said: “Monkeypox currently has no treatment and no vaccine. It looks like Smallpox but the rashes are larger while the disease is milder, adding, “we will provide more information in subsequent releases.”