Bauchi Records Outbreak Of Monkeypox

Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BASPHCDA) has confirmed an outbreak of monkeypox in the state.

Speaking on Friday the Executive Chairman of the Agency, Dr Rilwanu Mohammed made the confirmation in Anguwan Galadima, Tirwun shortly after flagging off OBR for the month of July.

“Yes, there is an outbreak of monkeypox in Bauchi, one person has been diagnosed with the disease while 2 others are still under close observation, therefore, they are suspects of the disease for now”.

The BASPHCDA reported that. “The victim is not from Bauchi state, he came from Adamawa State, he is presently receiving medical management at one of the facilities.

We will not allow him to go until we are satisfied with his condition”.

He, however, assured that his Agency in collaboration with others concerned about healthcare delivery services are working round the clock to ensure that the disease does not spread beyond what it is at present.

He also said, “Our surveillance has been reinvigorated to ensure that suspected cases are immediately reported in the state, we are a gateway to the North-East subregion, we are therefore at alert to ensure that no suspected case of monkeypox goes unnoticed”.

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