Disclosing this at a news conference on Monday evening, Dr. Idris said that the two suspected cases were now under observation in health facilities in the state.
The State Commissioner for Health, Prof Ebitimitula Etebu, told THISDAY yesterday that the government was also exploring the possibility that animals, which were now searching for dry land could have had contact with residents of Agbura, in Yenagoa, where the index case was spotted.
"They are on duty everyday, since a year ago, since Ebola, they are on duty". Ignorance from ancient times has been dubbed the greatest disease and we have by the grace of God set the ball rolling in fighting ignorance about the monkey pox epidemic.
Ekochin stated that the defence mechanism in the state is surveillance, which he said is continuous through disease notification officers at the local government areas.
The team has been supporting the Bayelsa State Department of Public Health and the State Epidemiologist to respond to the outbreak. "NCDC has also collected appropriate clinical samples from the cases and these are being analysed through the National Reference Laboratory in Abuja", Ihekweazu explained.
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On the precautions against the disease, Ekochin advised people to maintain basic hygiene everywhere, at homes, offices and in handling animals as pets.
The House has then mandated the Committee on Health to investigate an outbreak of Monkey pox in the country and urged Federal Government and International Community to support the country.
He, however, called on Nigerians, who had symptoms of fever, back pain and rashes resembling chicken pox, to report to the hospital. It's there, it comes in seasons, depending on whether and temperature, it affects the children.
THE Senate has urged the Federal Government to be proactive in containing and preventing the spread of monkey pox disease. So it's not a new disease that has made medical practitioners confused, no!
The statement read in part; "He (Adewole) said the virus was mild and there was no known treatment and no preventive vaccines, hence the public should be at alert and avoid crowded places as much as possible". However, it runs a natural cause that in most cases is not fatal.