Monkeypox outbreak: No cause for alarm – Bayelsa govt

monkeypox outbreak in bayelsa

The Bayelsa State Government on Thursday said there was nothing to be worried about, over the outbreak of MonkeyPox in the state.

Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenogoa.

What happened:

Eleven people, including a doctor has been diagnosed of the disease and quarantined.

What the commissioner said:

  • He asked people to be vigilant with wild animals, the primary vectors of the virus.
  • Samples of the virus has been sent to the World Health Organisation.

The commissioner said “the situation is under control but we are taking further steps to enlighten the public about personal hygiene and to be careful with any wild animals around them.

“We are harping on increased washing of hands.

“We are also working with Veterinary Unit of Ministry of Agriculture to increase surveillance at abattoirs where animals are slaughtered for human consumption.”

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