SEVEN out of the 13 monkey pox patients on admission at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri in Bayelsa have fully recovered, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, the state commissioner for Information, has said.
According to a statement issued by the commissioner on Wednesday in Yenagoa, the state capital, the seven patients have been discharged from the hospital.
Reports said that the contagious disease broke out about three weeks ago in Agbura area of Yenagoa following reports that a family manifested symptoms of monkey pox after eating monkey meat.
Nevertheless, Iworiso-Markson said the remaining six patients were responding positively to treatment at the teaching hospital.
Besides, he said that the state government had been able to successfully curb the spread of the disease, hence, there had no report of any new case in the past few days.
“With the way and manner government deployed its machinery and with the team of dedicated health and medical personnel, monkey pox will soon be fully kicked out of Bayelsa state,” he said.
He used the opportunity to commend the state Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Control for their efforts in containing the disease.
Iworiso-Markson also commended people in the state for taking preventive measures against further spread of the disease and urged them to maintain healthy lifestyle, environmental and personal hygiene.
He said the feedback received from various channels in the state indicated that public enlightenment campaign, especially in local languages, had succeeded in alerting people to avoid actions that would further spread the disease.
– Oct 11, 2017 @ 16:13 GMT /