The Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole has called for calm on the reported suspected cases of monkey pox disease in Bayelsa State.
Professor Adewole said health facilities in Bayelsa, had been placed on alert, while patients suspected to have the infection were already quarantined,
He explained that supportive treatments were being offered to the victims.
Professor Adewole said although Monkey pox could not be confirmed, until laboratory investigations by WHO laboratory in Dakar says so, assured that it was milder and had no record of mortality.
He said there was no known treatment and no preventive vaccines hence, the public should be at alert and avoid crowded places.