MONKEY POX SPREAD TO 11 STATES

FG confirms 74 cases, dismisses rumour on army medical outreach From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja and Tony John, Port Harcourt The Federal Government, yesterday, said the Monkeypox virus has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases as against seven states and 33 cases recorded on October 11.      Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, stated this when he briefed State House Correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House Council Chamber, Abuja. Adewole, who, three days ago, said there were…

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MONKEY POX PATIENT COMMITS SUICIDE

Three cases confirmed •Four Lagos cases negative A victim of monkey pox receiving treatment at the Niger Delta University Hospital (UNDTH), Okolobiri, Bayelsa State, has committed suicide. It was gathered that the victim, whose name was not disclosed, hung himself early yesterday. The state government confirmed the development at a joint press conference by commissioners for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson and Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, with the Chief Medical Director, NDUTH, Prof. Dimie Ogoina and other senior health officials. Etebu said that the deceased was among the 21…

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FG COMMISSIONS REDEEMERS UNIVERSITY TI FIND OUT MORE ABOUT MONKEY POX

Monkeypox: FG commissions Redeemer’s varsity to carry out test Punch Newspapers / Abdulfatai Ayobami Ibrahim / 5 hours ago Femi Makinde, Friday Olokor, Bukola Adebayo and Ovie Okpare The Director of African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases, at the Redeemer’s University in Ede, Osun State, Prof. Christian Happi, said on Wednesday that the Federal Government had commissioned the centre to carry out analysis on the monkeypox virus, which has spread to seven states. Happi, who spoke at the university on Wednesday, also confirmed that the result of the samples sent to…

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7 OF THE 13 MONKEY POX PATIENTS HOSPITALISED HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED, SEE PICS

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, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. A patient of Monkey Pox The commissioner said in a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa, that the seven patients had been discharged from the hospital. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the contagious disease broke out three weeks ago in Agbura area of Yenagoa following reports that a family manifested symptoms of monkey pox after…

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MONKEYPOX INFILTRATES SOUTH WEST, NOW IN OSUN, EKITI, LAGOS

Monkey pox, which started with an index case in Bayelsa on September 22, has spread to six other states, including Lagos. There are 31 cases, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said yesterday. NCDC National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu listed the states as Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Ogun and Cross River. He said   samples had been collected from each suspected case for laboratory confirmation. Said Ihekweazu: “It is unlikely that many of the    suspected cases are actually monkey pox, but all are being    investigated.” He said…

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FG INVESTIGATES 31 CASES OF MONKEYPOX IN LAGOS, OTHER STATES

Sesan Olufowobi, Friday Olokor  and Bukola Adebayo The National Centre for Disease Control, Abuja, has said that 31 cases of suspected monkeypox virus cases have been recorded in seven states. The affected states   are Ekiti,  Akwa Ibom,   Lagos,  Ogun,  Bayelsa, Rivers and Cross    River  states. Monkeypox is a rare a viral zoonotic disease   that occurs primarily in remote parts of Central and West Africa. Its symptoms are very similar to that of small pox. The NCDC National Coordinator and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, in a statement on Monday…

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FACEBOOK USER RAISES ALARM OVER A GIRL WITH MONKEYPOX SYMPTOMS IN KADUNA, SEE FOR YOURSELF

A Facebook user identified as Daniel Igoche, has raised an alarm after meeting a little girl with the symptom of the dreaded Monkeypox virus in Kaduna state. According to him, the little girl has only been treated with traditional roots and herbs due to financial constraint. The young man is calling on the Kaduna state authorities to look into the matter before it gets worse. Twelves persons have been reportedly quarantined in Bayelsa state after the first case of suspected monkeypox infection was reported a few days ago. The virus…

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FG CONTINUES DENIAL: WE DIDN’T INFEST BAYELSA WITH MONKEYPOX

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed By Emmanuel Addeh in Yenagoa The federal government yesterday described as fake and sinister a report that the outbreak of Monkey Pox in Bayelsa State resulted from a free medical care exercise it is allegedly administered in some parts of the Niger Delta. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement in Abuja said Nigerians should disregard the report which, the federal government said was apparently being spread by some unscrupulous persons to fit into a sinister agenda.  It said:…

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