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New Cases Of Monkey Pox Recorded In Benue, Edo

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Another suspected case of has been discovered in Gboko, Benue State.

Gboko, in Benue North West, is the ancestral home of the Tiv people. The town is known for trade in bush animals, such as monkey, grasscutter and antelopes, which are commonly associated with monkey pox.

It was gathered that a 40-year-old woman was seen with the symptoms around Agedam area.

Yesterday, her relations were trying to take her to hospital for proper diagnosis.

Another suspected case has been discovered in Edo State. The patient is receiving treatment at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).

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The hospital management, which said this yesterday, said samples were taken for test to the World Health Organization (WHO) accredited test centre.

The hospital’s spokesman, Mr. Uwaila Joshua, in a statement said the patient was responding to treatment and was on further evaluation.

“The good news is that the patient is recovering fast, and we presently do not have any reason to worry.

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“The UBTH, relevant agencies and local government health authorities, are working together and monitoring the patient’s close contacts, and so far, no one has been hit.

“There is no need for worry; no worker or patient is exposed to danger as the patient is in an isolated complex. The hospital is ready and prepared to contain any situation if the need arises,” he said.

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