Nigeria records 48 new monkeypox cases in 3 weeks

Nigeria has recorded 48 new circumstances of monkeypox within the final three weeks.

The Nigeria Centre for Illness Management (NCDC) confirmed the event in a put up on its web site on Saturday.

The circumstances, in line with the company, have been recorded in 16 states between August 8 and August 14.

Lagos State topped the checklist of latest infections with 15 circumstances, whereas Abia and Ogun recorded 5 circumstances every.

Benue, Edo, Rivers and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had three circumstances every; Bayelsa and Ondo had two circumstances every, whereas Cross River, Anambra, Gombe, Imo, Katsina, Oyo and Osun recorded one case every.

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The NCDC added that the most recent infections raised the variety of circumstances in Nigeria because the starting of the yr to 220 with 29 states affected.

“Out of the 220 infections, males accounted for 144 circumstances, whereas females had 76.

“4 monkeypox deaths had up to now been recorded in 4 states – Delta, Lagos, Ondo and Akwa Ibom.

“12 individuals have been killed by monkeypox in Nigeria since September 2017,” it said.

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