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NCDC confirms 157 monkeypox cases, four deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 157 cases of monkeypox in the country’s 26 states.

This was revealed in the NCDC’s latest monkeypox situation report for week 30.

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

Nigeria is one of the African countries where the disease is endemic.

According to the agency, four deaths were reported from four states between January 1 and July 31, 2022: Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1), and Akwa Ibom (1). (1).

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

“Fifty-six (56) new suspected cases were reported in Epi week 30, 2022 (25th to 31st July 2022) from nineteen (19) states – Ondo (13), Plateau (8), Lagos (6), Adamawa (4), Abia (3), Borno (3), Delta (2), Kano (3), Anambra (2), Bayelsa (2), Kwara (2), Akwa Ibom (1), Gombe (1), Imo (1), Nasarawa (1), O (1)

“In Epi week 30, 2022, there were twenty-four(24) new confirmed positive cases from twelve (12) states – Ondo (5), Kano (3), Lagos (3), Abia (2), Adamawa (2), Bayelsa (2), Kwara (2), Delta (1), Anambra (1), Gombe (1), Rivers (1), and Nasarawa (1).” (1).

“There have now been 413 suspected cases and 157 confirmed cases (105 male, 52 female) from twenty-six (26) states – Lagos (20), Ondo (14), Adamawa (13), Delta (12), Bayelsa (12), Rivers (11), Edo (8), Nasarawa (8), Plateau (6), Anambra (6), FCT (5), Taraba (5), Kwara (5), Kano (5), Imo (4), Cross River (3), Borno (3) (1).

“Four deaths have been reported from four states: Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1), and Akwa Ibom (1).” (1).

“In total, 925 suspected cases have been reported from 35 states in the country since the re-emergence of monkeypox in September 2017 and to the 31st July 2022.”

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