At least nine persons have reportedly been hospitalised as the dreaded monkeypox disease hits Delta State.
According to a Punch report, six of the affected persons were from Agbor, where the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, hails from. Confirming the development, a doctor at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba revealed that the remaining victims were from around the state capital.
It was gathered that the victims were diagnosed of the disease on Wednesday, adding that their blood samples have been collected for tests. However, the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge denied the outbreak of the disease in the state.
Azinge claimed in a short message that there is no monkeypox disease in Agbor. "Not true! There is no case of monkeypox in Agbor, not even any patient with a high suspicion of it." he wrote.