– A deadly virus known as the Monkey virus has reportedly infected victims in Bayelsa state
– 11 victims are infected with the virus including a medical doctor
A deadly virus known as ‘monkey pox’ has broken out as an epidemic in Bayelsa state.
A medical doctor and 10 other persons have been infected with the monkey pox and have been quarantined in an isolation centre created at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH) Okolobiri.
The isolation centre was reportedly created by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the epidemiological team of the state’s Ministry of Health to stop the spread of the disease.
In efforts to combat the epidemic the NCDC and the epidemiological team were tracking 49 other victims, who had come in contact with the infected persons.
Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu the state Commissioner for health , who confirmed the development, said samples of the virus, had been sent to the World Health Organisation (WHO) laboratory in Dakar, Senegal, for confirmation.
He described the monkey pox as a viral disease caused by a group of viruses that include chicken pox and small pox, adding that the first case was noticed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and subsequently had outbreaks in West Africa.
He added that, ”The source is usually all animals. It was first seen in monkeys and that is why it is called monkey pox. But every bush animals like rats, squirrels, antelopes are involved. So, the secretions from particularly dead animals are highly contagious.”
The commissioner listed the symptoms of the monkey pox as severe headache, fever and back pain amongst others, adding that most worrisome of all the signs were rashes bigger than those caused by chicken pox.
President Muhammadu Buhari Offers A Condolence To The Jigawa State Governor
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari Offers Condolences to the Jigawa state Governor, Abubakar Badaru due to the death of his mother in law Hajiya Binta Garba Tasha Funtua, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
Mr. President offered the condolences via his spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Sunday.
Presidential condolence message hereby goes, “I am profoundly touched by the passing of your mother-in-law, Hajiya Binta Garba Funtua and I join your entire family in mourning the inspiring mother.
“Your Excellency, words cannot express my grief over the demise of this great woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and all members of your family at this difficult time.
“While extending my condolences for this irreparable loss, I pray to Almighty God to comfort you and members of your family. May Allah forgive her shortcomings and reward her good deeds with aljanna. Amin thumma Amin.’’
Umar Ganduje Has Taken An Aggressive Move On The Alleged Missing N6.8M At The Zoo (Full Details)
The Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has taken a step on the alleged Gorilla that swallows the sum of 6.8 million naira at the Zoo, NIGERIA NEWS reports.
The incident which happened during the Eid-Fitr celebration and this has made the Governor of the state, Umar Ganduje to reacts in giving an order to get to the root of the matter.
According to the report gathered from the Managing Director of the Zoo, Umar Kobo, he narrated the ordeals by stating that:
“The issue is under investigations for now and I don’t want to say anything on the matter, many journalists have come to meet me but I don’t want to talk anything.
“What I can confirm is that money is missing.”
The Police representative in Kano, Abdullahi Haruna reveal the reports which state that 10 people that were on duty when the incident occurred have been apprehended and the investigation into the root of the matter is currently ongoing.
Mr. Haruna states as quoted below:
“Yes, it is true that money from five days of Sallah festivities is missing from the Kano zoo
“As at now, we have arrested 10 members of staff of the zoo including the security man and those working in the finance unit.”
The NIGERIA NEWS earlier reports that Ganduje has instructed the Anti-corruption commission to probe anyone involved in the incident. The order was reported by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Abba Anwar.
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