Seven out of the 13 monkeypox patients on admission at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital, Okolobiri in Bayelsa have fully recovered, the state Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said.

The commissioner, in a statement on Wednesday in Yenagoa, said that the seven patients had been discharged from the hospital. The contagious disease broke out three weeks ago in Agbura area of Yenagoa following reports that a family manifested symptoms of monkeypox after eating monkey meat.

He said the six other patients under medical surveillance at the teaching hospital were responding positively to treatment. Iworiso-Markson commended the state Ministry of Health and National Centre for Disease Control for their efforts in containing the disease.

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