Fresh panic hits residents as monkeypox disease spreads to Rivers state, 3 cases discovered

- From Bayelsa, the monkeypox disease has spread to Rivers state

- Currently, three people have been infected and are currently in the hospital

- The health commissioner in the state, Professor Princewill Chike, confirmed the incidents

The government of Rivers has confirmed that the state has recorded three cases of the monkeypox disease, an outbreak that began in Bayelsa recently.

The cases were reportedly recorded in Port Harcourt, the capital of the state.

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Leadership reports that the state’s health commissioner, Professor Princewill Chike, announced the incidents as he spoke with journalists on Friday, October 6.

Chike said the three cases were discovered late Thursday, October 5, at Rumuolumeni, Eneka and Psychiatric Road area of the city.

According to the commissioner, the three victims are currently receiving treatment at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH). earlier reported that the inhabitants of Bayelsa state are terrified. They are now battling a deadly pox virus. This epidemic is called "monkeypox".

From this article, you will learn about the current epidemiological situation, symptoms, precautions, and correct behavior in case of infection.

The Federal Ministry of Health also advised Nigerians to avoid consuming bushmeat and dead animals, Punch reports. Prof. Adewole, minister of health, gave the advise to Nigerians on Thursday, October 5.

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