About nine persons have been allegedly hospitalised as the dreaded monkeypox disease hit Delta State.
Sources told our correspondent on Thursday that six of the affected persons were from Agbor, where the state governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, hails from.
A doctor at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba, who confirmed the development to The PUNCH said the remaining victims were from around the state capital.
The State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Nicholas Azinge denied the outbreak of the disease in the state.
In a short message to our correspondent, Azinge said, “Not true! There is no case of monkeypox in Agbor ,not even any patient with a high suspicion of it.” – PUNCH