Gombe State Ministry of Health has announced the outbreak of monkey pox in the state with three people infected.
The commissioner for health, Dr Habu Dahiru, announced the outbreak yesterday while addressing journalists.
He said the three infected persons hail from Gombe local government area of the state, adding that their samples were taken after they exhibited signs of the disease and were confirmed to have contracted the virus.
According to him, monkey pox is a viral disease characterized by symptoms like fever, headache, body pain, weakness and lymph node swelling followed by rashes that starts from the face and spreads to other parts of the body.
Habu urged the general public to report to the health facilities when they notice the signs and symptoms of the disease so that they can be tested and treated in time.
“Members of the public are hereby advised to imbibe good personal and environmental hygiene and to report suspected cases to the nearest health facility,” he said.