Tension in Yenagoa, the capital city of Bayelsa State as 10 persons have been confirmed to have been infected by the deadly Monkey Pox disease. Monkey pox, a highly infectious disease, is common in tropical rain forest in Central and West Africa.
The 10 persons, including a medical doctor that have been confirmed to have been infected and were being treated at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital.
The state’s Commissioner for Health, Dr. Ebi Etebu, who confirmed the story, said the state government was working to ensure the disease was contained. He said health workers in the ministry were looking for 49 other people believed to have come in close contact with the identified 10 carriers.