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    Suspected monkeypox patient admitted in Jos hospital – Official

    May 15, 2018Andrew Ajijah

    A patient suspected to have been infected by monkeypox disease has been admitted into the Bingham University Teaching Hospital Jos, Plateau State, a missionary-owned teaching hospital.

    The Plateau State commissioner for health, Kuden Kamshak, confirmed the incident to journalists in Jos on Tuesday, adding that the patient was still being treated as a suspected case of the disease.

    “Blood samples of the suspected patient have been sent to Abuja for examination, to confirm whether or not it is monkeypox.” Mr Kamshak explained.

    He added that “the results of the lab tests are still being awaited.”
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