The National Youth Service Corp( NYSC) has denied report that a serving corps member was infected with monkey pox virus in Benue state.
According to a statement by NYSC and made available to NGHUBS.COM on Thursday, NYSC said no corp member is infected with the virus.
They further noted that the quarantine was based on contact with suspected monkey pox patient but where free after test results were negative.
The statement read
The National Youth Service Corps wishes to refer a news story in some national dailies and online platforms reporting that a Corps member was quarantined in Benue State for suspected infection with Monkey Pox.
Management wishes to inform the public that the Corps member referred to belonged to the 2016 Batch ‘B’ (Stream One) and has since successfully completed the National Service.
Our findings showed that the quarantine was based on suspected contact with an infected person, but the result of test carried out on the Corps member eventually came out negative.
We wish to assure parents, guardians and the rest of the public that no serving Corps member in Benue State is quarantined for Monkey Pox at the moment.
Management further assures that the NYSC and authorities in the health sector are promoting awareness on Monkey Pox and other diseases among Corps members, especially through pamphlets that are published and distributed by the Scheme.
We wish our Corps members safe stay in all service locations nationwide.