Friday, 27 October 2017

Patient Flees In Kano After Been Diagnosed Of Suspected Monkey Pox Disease

Kano state has reported its first suspected case of the Monkey pox disease after a patient was quarantined at a public hospital in Tiga town, Bebeji local government area of the state.

According to a health official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the suspected patient from Nasarawar-Kuki village was diagnosed with the Monkey pox disease and quarantined at the hospital before he later ran away to an unknown destination.

He said, “The man absconded from the hospital on Wednesday night and up till this moment that I am talking to you, we could not trace him.

“Our concern is how to trace the man so that he cannot spread the disease to others. We have informed all the necessary authorities including traditional leaders so that they can help us in the search of this man.”
Patient Flees In Kano After Been Diagnosed Of Suspected Monkey Pox Disease
Confirming the case, the Public Relation Officer, Kano State Ministry of Health, Malam Isma’ila Garba Gwammaja confirmed emergence of a disease, but said it too early to determine if the reported case was truly Monkey pox or not.

He said, “The ministry was informed about the disease [on Thursday] and a team of health personnel have been deployed to the village to ascertain whether the disease is Monkey pox or not.

“This is purely medical issue and only doctors can confirm which disease is this. Our medical experts have not returned from the village, but I can assure you, we will update the public on the outcome of our findings.”

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