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60 Monkeypox Cases Reported in 19 States – NCDC

NCDC director-general, Ifedayo Adetifa

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed, on Sunday, that no fewer than 60 new suspected cases of monkeypox were reported in epidemiology week 31, 2022, (1st to 7th August, 2022), from 19 states, with four deaths since the beginning of the year.

Breakdown of the figure indicated that Ebonyi state led with eight cases, 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 the 60 suspected cases, NCDC said that 15 new confirmed cases were recorded in the period under review from 10 states, namely, Imo (3), FCT (2), Ondo (2), Rivers (2), Abia (1), Anambra (1), Ebonyi (1), Edo (1), Ogun (1) and Nasarawa (1).

It said that from 1st January to 7th August, 2022, there have been 473 suspected cases of monkeypox with 172 confirmed cases (115 male, 57 female) from 27 states, namely, 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).

Overall, since the re-emergence of monkeypox in September 2017, NCDC said that 985 suspected cases of monkeypox were reported from 35 states in the country, and of the 985 suspected cases, 398 (40.4%) were confirmed (263 male, 135 female) from 30 states.

Rivers State led with 65 cases, Bayelsa (55), Lagos (50), Delta (41), Edo (19), Cross River (17), Ondo (16), Imo (15), Adamawa (13), FCT (13), Nasarawa (11), Oyo (9), Plateau (9), Anambra(9), Akwa Ibom (8), Abia (7), Kano (5).

Others are Taraba (5), Kwara (5), Enugu (4), Borno (3), Gombe (3), Ogun (3), Benue (2), Ekiti (2), Niger (2), Katsina (2), Kogi (2), Ebonyi (2), and Bauchi (1).

12 deaths have been recorded (CFR= 3.0%) since September 2017 in nine states, Lagos (3), Edo (2), Imo (1), Cross River (1), FCT (1), Rivers (1), Ondo (1) Delta (1) and Akwa Ibom (1).

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

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