NCDC confirms 172 cases of Monkeypox

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In the situation report released by the agency on Sunday, August14, a total of 172 cases have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in 2022.

Meanwhile, 15 new cases of monkeypox were confirmed in nine states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

The report read:

“Sixty (60) new suspected cases were reported in Epi week 31, 2022 (1st to 7th August 2022) from nineteen (19) states – Ebonyi (8), Abia (5), Adamawa (5), Ondo (5), Taraba (5), FCT (4), Imo (4), Lagos (4), Ogun (4) , Edo (3), Anambra (2), Gombe (2), Kwara (2), Rivers (2), Cross River (1), Oyo (1), Kano (1), Nasarawa (1) and Niger (1).

“Of sixty (60) suspected cases, fifteen (15) new confirmed cases have been recorded in Epi week 31 from ten (10) states – Imo (3), FCT (2), Ondo (2), Rivers (2), Abia (1), Anambra (1), Ebonyi (1), Edo (1), Ogun (1) and Nasarawa (1).

“From 1st January to 7th August 2022, there have now been 473 suspected cases with 172 confirmed cases (115 male, 57 female) from twenty-seven (27) states – Lagos (20), Ondo (16), Adamawa (13), Rivers (13), Delta (12), Bayelsa (12), Edo (9), Nasarawa (9), Anambra (7), FCT (7), Imo (7), Plateau (6), Taraba (5), Kwara (5), Kano (5), Abia (4), Cross River (3), Borno (3), Oyo (3), Gombe (3), Katsina (2), Kogi (2), Ogun (2), Niger (1), Bauchi (1), Akwa Ibom (1) and Ebonyi (1).

“Four (4) associated deaths have been recorded from 4 states in 2022 – Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1) and Akwa Ibom (1).”

According to the NCDC, there are ongoing efforts to strengthen surveillance at national and subnational levels, to increase awareness, and to promptly detect and respond to the outbreak.