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Nigeria Records 157 Monkeypox Cases, Four Deaths

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Nigeria has recorded 157 monkey cases and four deaths.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed the development saying it is across 26 states in the country.

The NCDC disclosed this in its latest monkeypox situation report for week 30.

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

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

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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