From Chijioke Agwu, Abakaliki
Ebonyi government has announced the discovery of a suspected case of monkeypox virus in the state.
Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezuruike, disclosed this in a statement, yesterday.
He said the case involved a 32-year-old male farmer from Ugwulangwu in Ohaozara Local Government Area.
He, however, explained that since the onset of the outbreak, the state has recorded 32 suspected cases with only one confirmed case, following the notification of a suspected case of monkeypox on August 10, 2022 at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.
He said: “The patient was admitted in Ebonyi State isolation centre and is currently been managed for monkeypox and he is responding to treatment. Seven contacts have been identified and line listed which are currently been followed up. Active case search has been heightened across all the councils in the state to strengthen case finding.”