The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 157 cases of Monkeypox across 26 states with Lagos having the highest number of cases in the country.
This piece of information was made available by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in its latest Monkeypox situation report for week 30.
The disease is endemic in Nigeria according to statistics by NCDC.
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.
According to statistics made available by the agency ,January 1 to July 31, 2022, four deaths were recorded from four states – Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1) and Akwa Ibom (1).
The report also revealed that there are at least 413 suspected cases of the disease in the country.
It read in part, “There were 56 new suspected cases reported in Epi week 30, 2022 (July 25 to July 31, 2022) from 19 states – Ondo (13), Plateau (8), Lagos (6), Adamawa (4), Abia (3), Borno (3), Delta (2), Kano (3), Anambra (2), Bayelsa (2) , Kwara (2), Akwa Ibom (1), Gombe (1), Imo (1), Nasarawa (1), Osun (1), Oyo (1), Rivers (1) and Taraba (1).