MonkeyPox: Nigeria records ten more cases in one week

The Federal Government has announced that it has recorded 10 more cases of MonkeyPox in Nigeria, over the past week.

This was disclosed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest MonkeyPox situation report released on Friday.

The world has experienced a rise in MonkeyPox cases, however, the WHO says it may unlikely grow into a major pandemic, despite over 1000 cases in 30 countries.

What the NCDC is saying

The health agency said the report was for the epidemiological week 22, from  May 29 to June 5, 2022, in Nigeria, adding that between January 1 and June 5, Nigeria confirmed a total of 31 cases in 12 states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

“From January 1 to 5 June 2022, there have been 110 suspected cases in total and 31 confirmed cases from 12 states.

They are Adamawa 5, Lagos 6, River 3, Cross River 2, FCT 2, Kano 2, Delta 2, Bayelsa 2, Edo 2, Imo 2, Plateau 2, and Ondo 1.

“One death was recorded in a 40-year-old man, with co-morbidity that was receiving immunosuppressive drugs.

“There were 10 new positive cases in Epi week 22, 2022, from six states – Edo 2, Rivers 2, Plateau 2, Lagos 2, Ondo 1 and Imo 1,” the NSDC said.

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