Monkeypox hits Akwa Ibom
Akwa Ibom State has recorded one confirmed case of Monkeypox while two other cases are still under investigation.
This was made known by the State Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh to alert the residents of the presence of this rare viral disease.
Monkeypox currently has no treatment and no vaccine. It looks like Small pox but the rashes are larger while the disease is milder.
Prodromal symptoms such as fever, chills, headache, muscle pains, exhaustion, and swollen lymph nodes are experienced a few days before appearance of the rash.
This returns the era of avoiding excessive handshake, regular hand washing and abstinence from bush meat is here again.