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Monkeypox outbreak affecting sale of bush meat – Official

The outbreak of monkeypox has affected the sale of ‘bush meat’ in the country, a farmer has said. The President of Grass Cutters Farmers Association of Nigeria, GRAFAN, Chinedu Eluwa, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Sunday that people have become cautious of what they eat, especially …

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Monkeypox: No confirmed case in Nigeria yet, Minister explains

The Nigerian government has said that it is yet to confirm if the ailment spreading across some states is monkeypox. The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, who briefed journalists after a meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, said the Centre for Disease Control has taken samples for laboratory analysis …

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Monkeypox: Seven patients recover fully in Bayelsa

Seven out of the 13 monkey pox patients on admission at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri in Bayelsa have fully recovered, the state Commissioner for Information, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. The commissioner said in a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa that the seven patients had been discharged from …

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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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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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Pirates strike again, hijack passenger boat in Bayelsa

Barely 48 hours after launching an ambush that killed three passengers on Tuesday, gunmen suspected to be sea pirates on Thursday hijacked a passenger boat along Nembe-Brass waterways. Militants had on August 28 ambushed a military houseboat and killed a soldier and civilian crew. Again, last Friday, the bandits attacked …

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