Katsina state has recorded its first case of monkeypox.
The state @## Commissioner for Health, Yakubu Danja, confirmed this at the distribution of medicare and free medicines to the 34 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.
Revealing that the state government had proactively activated all emergency response teams to curtail the spread of the disease in the state, Danja further disclosed that patient has been treated and discharged.
He also revealed that about 15 suspected cases whose samples have been taken to Abuja, are awaiting results.
Danja concluded by saying the distribution of the medicines was to proactively deal with the disease, as well as cholera and other rainy season-related diseases.