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Nigeria confirms 15 cases of Monkeypox -NCDC
Nigeria confirms 15 cases of Monkeypox -NCDC

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Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has disclosed that there are 59 suspected cases of Monkeypox with 15 confirmed in the country.


He made this disclosure while reacting to report of a US resident testing positive for the disease after landing the country from Nigeria, adding that an outbreak would be declared when there are large cases of monkeypox that constituted an emergency.


Revealing that the NCDC have been working with state health ministries to strengthen monkeypox disease surveillance and response in the country, Ihekweazu also disclosed that states with the highest number of cases are Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Lagos.


The NCDC DG urged Nigerians who feel ill or have a sudden rash, to visit a hospital for diagnosis and management





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