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Suspected Monkeypox Cases Rise To 141 In 13 States

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Suspected Monkeypox Cases Rise To 141 In 13 States

According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, 141 suspected cases of monkeypox have been recorded in Nigeria, up from the previous 110 cases.

Friday’s publication of the NCDC’s most recent monkeypox situation report revealed this information.

The CDC said that 13 states reported 31 additional suspected cases between June 6 and June 12, 2022.

Lagos (5), Katsina (4), Ondo (4), Bayelsa (4), Nasarawa (3), Ogun (3), Oyo (2), Akwa Ibom (1), Delta (1), Edo (1), Kaduna (1), Kano (1), and Imo (1) are the states having suspected instances (1).

Since September 2017, Nigeria has continued to record an upsurge in cases of monkeypox, according to The PUNCH.

Nonetheless, on May 26, 2022, a monkeypox National Emergency Operations Centre was created in response to a risk assessment that placed Nigeria at high risk for a Monkeypox epidemic.

“The essence of the activation was to improve the coordination of related preparedness/response activities across the country,” the NCDC said.

“From January 1st to 12th June 2022, there have been 141 suspected cases in total and 36 confirmed cases from fifteen (15) states – Lagos (7), Adamawa (5), Delta (3), River (3), Cross River (2), FCT (2), Kano (2), Bayelsa (2), Edo (2), Imo (2), Plateau (2), Nasarawa (1), Niger (1), Oyo (1) and Ondo (1).

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

“Overall and from September 2017 to 12th June 2022, a total of 653 suspected cases have been reported from 33 states in the country.

“Of the reported cases, 262 (40.1%) have been confirmed in 23 states – Rivers (55), Bayelsa (45), Lagos (37), Delta (32), Cross River (16), Edo (12), Imo (10), Akwa Ibom (7), Oyo (7), FCT (8), Plateau (5), Adamawa (5), Enugu (4), Abia (3), Nasarawa (3), Benue (2), Anambra (2), Ekiti (2), Kano (2), Niger (2), Ebonyi (1), Ogun (1) and Ondo (1).

“In addition, from September 2017 to June 12th, 2022, a total of nine (9) deaths have been recorded (CFR= 3.4%) in six states – Lagos (3), Edo (2), Imo (1), Cross River (1), FCT (1) and Rivers (1),” it noted.

According to the NCDC, 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.

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