The commissioner who spoke with The Punch on the update of the suspected victim of monkey pox discovered in Gboko early November said a corp member who was the victim’s lover also showed similar symptoms that led to his being quarantined.
She explained that the result of the blood samples of the Gboko victim of monkey pox was received a few days ago and tested positive to other viral infections.
Giving details of the possible area the victim contacted the monkey pox from, the commissioner said the victim’s lover, who was a driver from Lagos, had visited and slept with the female corper before she showed the symptoms.
The commissioner further said that efforts to get the said lover driver apprehended were rebuffed, as he had returned to Lagos, while denying ever visiting Benue State.
“We have received the report of the blood samples of the suspected victim of monkey pox reported few weeks ago and it is positive with other viral infections.
“The lady has since been quarantined. We also later discovered that a young man who is a lover of the 20-year-old corp member also had rashes on his body and two of them have been quarantined.
“While we were doing contact tracing, we discovered that the victim had earlier slept with another lover who is a driver and who came from Lagos.
“We contacted the man on phone so that he would be connected to Lagos ministry of health, but he denied ever visiting Benue and other subsequent calls made to his line did not connect.”
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