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Monkeypox spreads to Akwa Ibom

One case of Monkeypox has been recorded in Akwa Ibom State, an official has confirmed. At least 13 people suspected to be affected by the viral disease are on admittance in hospitals in neighbouring Bayelsa and Rivers states. The Commissioner for Information in the Akwa Ibom, Charles Udoh, in a …

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Rivers records three suspected Monkeypox cases

Rivers records three suspected Monkeypox cases

Three suspected cases of monkeypox disease have been reported in Rivers State, a neighbouring state of Bayelsa, where similar cases were first reported. Bayelsa State had earlier recorded cases of the viral disease on Thursday. Thirteen people suspected to have been in contact with the first victim identified with the disease had been …

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Monkeypox cases in Bayelsa rise to 13

The number of patients receiving treatment for the communicable Monkeypox disease in Bayelsa State has risen from 11 to 13. The state’s Commissioner of Health, Ebitimitula Etebu, disclosed this at a press conference on Friday in Yenagoa, the state capital. He however insisted that there was no cause for alarm …

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Monkeypox Virus: Bayelsa Residents Avoid Handshakes

Following the outbreak of monkeypox viral diseases in Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital which has so far infected 11 people including a medical doctor, residents are avoiding handshakes and bodily contact in public places.​ The development followed the advice by the Health Commissioner of Health, Professor Ebitimitula Etebu to members of the …

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N41 Billion Akwa Ibom ‘World Class’ Hospital Shuts Down

N41 Billion Akwa Ibom ‘World Class’ Hospital Shuts Down

The Ibom Specialist Hospital in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has been shut down, just two years after it was built and commissioned by the administration of former governor, Godswill Akpabio. Almost all the health workers in the hospital were foreigners, mostly from India. Mr. Akpabio had boasted that the hospital, …

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Monkeypox: Nigerians advised on how to avoid infection

Nigerians have been advised to remain calm and supportive of public health authorities, and to avoid self-medication and report to the nearest health facility if feeling unwell. This follows the break out of a viral disease, monkeypox, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, with no fewer than 11 people under medical …

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Aso Rock Clinic To Be Commercialised – Perm Sec

Aso Rock Clinic To Be Commercialised – Perm Sec

The Permanent Secretary, State House, Mr Jalal Arabi, on Wednesday said the management of the State House Medical Centre would among other things seek its commercialisation to address its dwindling fortune. According to a statement by the Deputy Director (Information), State House, Mr. Attah Esa, the Permanent Secretary was reacting to a recent …

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Malnutrition, national emergency in Nigeria –FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday said the country was faced with a silent national emergency malnutrition. According to the government, Nigeria is home to the third largest number of chronically undernourished children globally, adding that in order to address this development, a budget line would be created for food and …

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