The highly infectious Monkeypox disease which was recorded in Bayelsa State is now reported to have reached Akwa Ibom State.
One case of the disease, which was first detected in Bayelsa state, has been confirmed, the Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Charles Udoh, said. He added that two other suspected cases are under investigation.
Moneypox manifests as various stages of rash and an intense weakness among other things. Rashes, ranging from a few to several thousands, begins on the face, then palms and feet soles. The lesions (or rashes) later become fluid-filled blisters and lastly crusts which can affect the oral membranes, genitalia, eyelids and eyeballs.