NCDC confirms new 62 monkeypox cases

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The current outbreak in Europe identified as monkeypox has spread around Africa, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 62 cases of Monkeypox in the state.

The NCDC disclosed this in its recent reports released on Tuesday.

Wakadaily earlier reported that the World Health Organization (WHO), is endemic to the west and Central African countries and has surfaced in some European countries, monkeypox is a viral zoonosis (a virus transmitted to humans from animals) with symptoms very similar to those seen in the past in smallpox patients, although it is clinically less severe.

The agency said from January to June 26, 2022, the disease was confirmed in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

“There were 42 new suspected cases reported in Epi week 25, 2022 (June 20 to 26, 2022) from 18 States are

Lagos State 5 records

Bayelsa 4 records

Nasarawa 4 records

Plateau 4 records

Gombe 3 records

FCT 3 records

Adamawa 2 records

Cross River 2 records

Delta state 2 records

Ondo state that 2 records

Oyo 2 records

Rivers 2 records

Taraba 2 records

Abia state 1

Benue state 1

Edo state 1

Katsina 1

Kwara 1

“Out of 42 suspected cases, there were 21 new positive cases in Epi week 25, 2022, from 13 states are Cross River (2), Delta (2), FCT (2), Lagos (2), Nasarawa (2), Plateau (2), Rivers (2), Taraba (2), Abia (1), Adawama (1), Bayelsa (1), Edo (1) and Katsina (1).

“Overall, from January 1 to June 26, 2022, there have been 204 suspected cases and 62 confirmed cases (44 male, 18 female) from 19 states – Lagos (10), Adamawa (6), Bayelsa (5), Delta (5), Rivers (5), Cross River (4), Edo (4), FCT (4), Plateau (4), Nasarawa (3), Kano (2), Imo (2), Taraba (2), Abia (1), Katsina (1), Niger (1), Oyo (1), Ondo (1) and Ogun (1). One death was recorded in a 40-year-old man with co-morbidity that was receiving immunosuppressive treatment,” the report noted.

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