NCDC reports 66 suspected cases of monkeypox, with one death


According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 66 suspected cases of monkeypox were reported in Nigeria between January 1 and May 29, 2022.

According to the centre, 21 suspected cases have been confirmed in nine states, with Adamawa State leading the way with five; Lagos, four; Cross River, two; FCT, two; Kano, two; Delta, two; Bayelsa, two; Rivers, one; and Imo, one.

According to the NCDC, a 40-year-old man died of renal co-morbidity while on immunosuppressive drugs.

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“In May 2022, twenty (20) new suspected cases were reported from 11 states: Lagos (5), Bayelsa (2), Adamawa (2), Rivers (2), Niger (2), FCT (2), Delta (1), Oyo (1), Kaduna (1), Edo (1), and Gombe (1),” according to the NCDC.

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It noted that there has been a 100 percent increase in case reporting since April 2022.

The Centre went on to say that in May 2022, six (6) new confirmed positive cases (out of a total of 20 suspected cases) were confirmed in four (4) states: Bayelsa (2), Adamawa (2), Lagos (1), and Rivers (1). (1).

The National Multisectoral Emergency Operations Centre had been activated at level 2 by the NCDC to continue to coordinate ongoing response activities.

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