Monkeypox: Bayelsa residents shun hugs, handshakes (Punch)

Monkeypox: Bayelsa residents shun hugs, handshakes (Punch)

Residents of Yenagoa, Bayelsa capital, are avoiding handshakes and bodily contact in public places following the outbreak of monkeypox viral diseases which has infected 13 people including a medical doctor.

The development followed an advice by the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, to members of the public to wash hands frequently and maintain a higher level of personal hygiene to curtail the spread of the disease.

Etebu had allayed fears of a possible epidemic of the contagious viral disease, assuring that the state government was on top of the situation. Read more

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