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62 Confirmed and 204 Suspected Cases of Monkeypox in Nigeria: NCDC

According to the NCDC, the illness was diagnosed in 18 states

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Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga
Hamzat Ibrahim Abaga is a graduate of Mass Communication and aspiring investigative journalist.

NIGERIA: Since the disease was first discovered in Nigeria in January of this year, a total of 204 suspected cases and 62 confirmed cases of monkeypox have been reported.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) reports that 62 cases were reported in Epi Week 25 (June 20–26, 2022) from 18 states, including Lagos(5), Bayelsa(4), Nasarawa(4), Plateau(4), Gombe(3), FCT(3), Adamawa(2), Cross River(2), Delta(2), Ondo(2), Oyo(2), Rivers(2), Taraba(2), Abia(1), Benue(1), Edo(1), Katsina(1), and Kwara(1) (1).

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In the NCDC situation report on Tuesday, this was mentioned.

The World Health Organization (WHO) described monkeypox as a viral zoonosis, or an animal-to-human virus transmission, with symptoms that are comparable to but less severe than those of smallpox.

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According to the NCDC, the illness was diagnosed in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory between January and June 26, 2022.

Out of 42 suspected cases, there were 21 new positive cases in Epi week 25, 2022 from 13 states – Cross River (2), Delta (2), FCT (2), Lagos (2), Nasarawa (2), Plateau (2), Rivers (2), Taraba (2), Abia (1), Adawama (1), Bayelsa (1), Edo (1) and Katsina (1).

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Overall, from January 1 to June 26, 2022, there have been 204 suspected cases and 62 confirmed cases (44 male, 18 female) from 19 states – Lagos (10), Adamawa (6), Bayelsa (5), Delta (5), Rivers (5), Cross River (4), Edo (4), FCT (4), Plateau (4), Nasarawa (3), Kano (2), Imo (2), Taraba (2), Abia (1), Katsina (1), Niger (1), Oyo (1), Ondo (1) and Ogun (1).

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

The NCDC stated that although African rodents are thought to be involved in transmission, the precise reservoir of monkeypox is yet unknown.

Also Read: U.S. Tracks More Than 200 People For Monkeypox Exposure

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