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Gombe Records Three Monkeypox Cases

Posted by Amarachi on Wed 03rd Aug, 2022 - tori.ng

The health commissioner disclosed that out of 19 suspected cases in Gombe, no less than three persons have been confirmed to have monkeypox.

Monkey pox

Three cases of the monkeypox virus have been confirmed in Gombe state.

This was confirmed by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Habu Dahiru and the state Epidemiologist, Nuhu Bile.

Briefing journalists at the Public Health Emergency Operations Centre, the commissioner disclosed that out of 19 suspected cases in Gombe, no less than three persons have been confirmed to have monkeypox.

Dahiru, who doubles as the state incident manager revealed that the state opted for testing with Polymerase Chain Reaction, which is the World Health Organisation’s approved method in order to ascertain the actual position of patients.

According to him, no death has been recorded, stressing that recovery was between three to four weeks period.

The health commissioner said, “We have 19 cases in the state, samples were collected from all the suspected cases and three returned positive for monkeypox virus.



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