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Monkeypox: 12 things you must know about deadly disease

Monkeypox is a rare and infectious disease caused by monkey virus, transmitted from animals to human, with symptoms similar to those of smallpox, although less severe. The first case was reported on September 22 in Bayelsa, and according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 31 suspected cases have …

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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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