Seven out of the 13 patients infected by Monkey pox and admitted at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Bayelsa, have fully recovered.
Daniel Iworiso-Markson, state Commissioner for Information disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa. He said the recovered patients have been discharged from the hospital.
The commissioner also said that the other six patients under medical surveillance were responding positively to treatment.
“The government has been able to successfully contain the spread of the disease as no new case has been reported in the last 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,” Iworiso-Markson added.
Iworiso-Markson commended the state Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Control for their efforts in containing the disease.
The commissioner also appreciated 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.
The contagious disease broke out three weeks ago in Agbura area of Yenagoa following reports that a family manifested symptoms of monkey pox after eating monkey meat.
- Bola Kougbe