Young girl spotted with symptoms of deadly “Monkeypox virus” in Kaduna (PHOTOS)
A little girl has been spotted with symptoms of the dreaded Monkeypox virus in Kaduna state.
The girl has reportedly only been treated with traditional roots and herbs due to financial constraint.
Daniel Igoche cried out on Facebook after meeting the girl.
He is calling on the Kaduna state authorities to look into the matter before it gets worse.
Daniel posted the pictures and wrote:
“Kaduna state: Could this be MONKEYPOX in Kaduna state or mere contagious infection'' pls help.
This morning i was heading to get breakfast across my street in ROMI, Kaduna & i saw this little girl with this symptoms, i dont know if it is MONKEYPOX infection or mere infection, I approached the little girl and I discovered that the family only administer traditional roots & Herbs on it for the small girl due to financial constrain. And it is gradually eaten her face up
As concern citizen, I will want the Kaduna state government to be aware, and send their medical team to come and assess the situation to assist the family in the treatment and also prevent the spread if it is contagious.
I have decided to see how i can help the little girl in my our little way but with the way it is gradually expanding and spreading on her face. I think our Kaduna state health team needs to take a look into it
This is a passionate appeal to Gov El-rufai and the Kaduna state medical team and any well meaning Nigerian. I wish this message gets to Gov El-rufai and Kaduna state Government …. I can help them locate the family directly in ungwan Romi, Kaduna. My contact is Daniel Igoche 08095350108”
At least 13 people suspected to be affected by the viral disease have been admitted to hospitals in Bayelsa and Rivers states.
The Commissioner for Information in the Akwa Ibom, Charles Udoh, in a statement said: “Monkeypox currently has no treatment and no vaccine. It looks like small pox but the rashes are larger while the disease is milder.”
“The era of avoiding excessive handshake, regular hand-washing and abstinence from bush meat is here again.
“We will provide more information subsequently,” the commissioner said.
The recent incident of the virus was first reported in Bayelsa last week with a medical doctor and 10 others quarantined.