Prof Princewill Chike Declared That There Is No Case Of Monkeypox In The State.


The Rivers State Ministry of Health says that there is no cases of monkeypox infection in the state. The epidemic rapid response team have located, accessed, ruled out and cleared the three  suspected persons in Obio Akpor Local Government Area.

The state Commissioner, Prof Princewill Chike made this known yesterday to  journalist in his office and assured the citizenry that there is no cause for Alarm as the ministry have deployed every means to prevent the import and spread of the disease into the state.

He noted that His Excellency, Governor Nyesom Wike has fully mobilized the ministry and provided the necessary logistics to this effect.

Prof.Chike however advised residents to observe standard hygiene measures noted that transmission could be through body fluids or blood of infected animal and humans.

The health commissioner highlighted possible symptoms of the virus while noting that proactive measures have been put in place by the ministry.

 He also added that the ministry has activated all Epidemic Response Team and measures to be on 24hr alert.

 Source: Rivers News.



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