NCDC Confirms 157 Monkey Pox Cases

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

NCDC Confirms 157 Monkey Pox Cases
Confirms 157 Cases

The disclosed this in its latest monkeypox 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.

Nigeria is one of the countries in Africa where the disease is endemic.

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

The report also showed that there were at least 413 suspected cases of the disease in the country.

The reports read in part, “There were 56 new suspected cases reported in Epi week 30, 2022 (25th to 31st July 2022) from 19 states – Ondo 13, Plateau 8, Lagos 6 Adamawa 4, Abia 3, Borno 3, Kano 3, Delta 2, Anambra 2, Bayelsa 2, Kwara 2, Akwa Ibom 1, Gombe 1, Imo 1, Nasarawa 1, Osun 1, Oyo 1, Rivers 1 and Taraba 1.

“Of 56 suspected cases, there were 24 new confirmed positive cases in Epi week 30, 2022 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.

“From 1st January to 31st July 2022, there have now been 413 suspected cases and 157 confirmed cases (105 male and 52 female), from 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, Oyo 3, Abia 3, Gombe 3, Katsina 2, Kogi 2, Niger 1, Ogun 1, Bauchi 1 and Akwa Ibom 1.

“4 deaths were recorded from 4 states – Delta 1, Lagos 1, Ondo 1, and Akwa Ibom 1. Overall, since the re-emergence of monkeypox in September 2017 and to 31st July 2022, a total of 925 suspected cases have been reported from 35 states in the country.”

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