NCDC CONFIRMS 157 MONKEYPOX CASES, FOUR DEATHS

Written by on August 8, 2022

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC has confirmed 157 cases of monkey pox across 26 states in the country.

The NCDC disclosed this in its latest monkey pox situation report for week 30.

Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans that occur sporadically, primarily in remote villages of Central and West Africa near tropical rainforests.

The agency said from the 1st of January to the 31st of July 2022, four deaths were recorded from 4 states including Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1) and Akwa Ibom (1).

According to the report, there were at least 413 suspected cases of the disease in the country.

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