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NCDC Confirms 84 Monkeypox Cases, Three Deaths

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.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control stated that 84 cases of Monkeypox have been confirmed in the country.

The agency also confirmed that three deaths have been recorded from the beginning of the year to July 3.

The NCDC reported not fewer than 245 suspected cases of Monkeypox in its latest Monkeypox situation report for week 26.

The NCDC disclosed that, “There were 41 suspected cases in it’s new report of ( June 27 to July 3, 2022) from 20 states – Nasarawa (6), Lagos (4), Delta (4), Adamawa (3), Ondo (3), Borno (2), Ebonyi (2), Edo (2), Kwara (2), Oyo (2), Taraba (2), Akwa Ibom (1), Cross River (1), Benue (1), FCT (1), Kano (1), Kebbi (1), Ogun (1), Plateau (1), and Rivers (1).”

The agency said that, out of the 41 suspected cases, there were 21 new positive cases in the reported week from 11 states – Nasarawa (4), Adamawa (3), Borno (2), Delta (2), Edo (2), Kwara (2), Lagos (2), FCT (1), Ondo (1), Plateau (1), and Rivers (1).

The centre added, “From January 1 to July 3, 2022, there have been 245 suspected cases and 84 confirmed cases (57 male, 27 female) from 21 states Lagos (13), Adamawa (9), Delta (7), Nasarawa (7), Edo (6), Rivers (6), Bayelsa (5), Plateau (5), FCT (5), Cross River (3), Kwara (3), Borno (2), Imo (2), Kano (2), Ondo (2), Taraba (2), Anambra (1), Katsina (1), Niger (1), Oyo (1), and Ogun (1) with three deaths recorded.

“Overall and since the re-emergence of Monkeypox from September 2017 to July 3, 2022, a total of 757 suspected cases have been reported from 34 states in the country.”

Meanwhile, the Monkeypox National Emergency Operations Centre was activated on May 26, 2022, in response to a risk assessment of the national and global situation of the infectious disease.

The NCDC said the essence of activating the EOC was to enhance the coordination of related preparedness and response activities across the country.

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