NCDC Confirms 15 Monkeypox Cases In One Week
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said 15 new cases of Monkeypox disease were reported in seven days – between August 1 and 7 – in 10 states.
In a report, the agency named the affected states and the number of cases they recorded as: Imo (three), Federal Capital Territory (two), Ondo (two), Rivers (two), Abia (one), Anambra (one), Ebonyi (one), Edo (one), Ogun (one) and Nasarawa (one).
Since the beginning of the year, a total of 172 confirmed cases of the disease have been recorded.
Six states accounted for 50 per cent (86 cases) of the disease burden in the country.
They are: Lagos (20), Ondo (16), Rivers (13), Adamawa (13), Bayelsa (12) and Delta (12). Sadly, four Nigerians have died of the Monkeypox disease.