Fear has gripped residents of Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital as the new deadly disease, Monkeypox hits Rivers state.
Reports reaching us at Emmy Loaded, confirms that 3 suspected cases have been recorded already in Rivers state.
According to the commissioner of health in Rivers state, Princewill Chike, three suspected cases already. One is from the Rumuorlumeni area. We saw it and think it is not a serious matter so we have ruled it out.
Another one is a thirteen-year-old boy at Eneka. We discovered they took the boy to a native doctor. The parents think they can handle it the native way.
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,” he said.
Monkeypox reportedly has no vaccine and 12 cases have been recorded in Bayelsa state.