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Friday, 6 October 2017

Cases of Monkeypox Virus recorded in Port Harcourt, Rivers State


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Suspected cases of Monkeypox virus have been reported in some parts of Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The virus which was first reported in the neighbouring Bayelsa State was said to have been discovered in about three persons at Rumuolemeni, Eneka and Rumuomoi areas of Port Harcourt metropolis.
The Daily Post Nigeria quoted the State's Commissioner for Health, Prof. Chike to have said:




“In Rivers State, we have three suspected cases already.

“One is from the Rumuorlumeni area. We saw it and think it is not a serious matter so we have ruled it out.


“Another one is a thirteen-year-old boy at Eneka. We discovered they took the boy to a native doctor. The parents think they can handle it the native way.

“We have activated our isolation centres and we have put all our Health centres on red alert.

“The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH, Braithwaite Memorial Specialist Hospital and all our Primary Health Centres have been reactivated.

“We can assure you that there is no course for alarm because we are on top of the situation,”.

 According to the Commissioner for Health, all health facilities in the State have been placed on alert in case of emergency. Emergency contact phone numbers have also been made available for the public:  08056109538, 09062277699, and 08033124314.

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