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Nigeria Records 100 New Suspected Cases Of Monkeypox

Channels Television  
Updated September 12, 2022
A patient shows his hand with a sore caused by an infection of the monkeypox virus, in the isolation area for monkeypox patients at the Arzobispo Loayza hospital, in Lima on August 16, 2022. – Nearly 28,000 cases have been confirmed worldwide in the last three months and the first deaths are starting to be recorded. (Photo by Ernesto BENAVIDES / AFP)

 

Nigeria has recorded 100 new suspected cases of the monkeypox virus, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Sunday.

The agency in charge of measuring the impact of communicable diseases also revealed through a report on its official website that these cases were flagged across 21 states of the federation.

These states include  Lagos (17), Abia (16), Imo (14), Delta (7), Ondo (7), Bayelsa (5), Gombe (5), Rivers (4), Benue (3), Ebonyi (3), Edo (3), Plateau (3).

The FCT, Katsina, Osun, and Taraba, had a tally of (2) while Anambra, Enugu Kano, and Oyo all recorded a single case respectively.

It also disclosed that from “1st January to 28th August 2022, Nigeria has recorded 704 suspected cases with 277 confirmed cases (186 male, 91 female) from thirty (30) states – Lagos (49), Ondo (22), Bayelsa (19), Rivers (18), Edo (16), Adamawa (15), Abia (15), Delta (14), FCT (11), Imo (11), Anambra (10), Nasarawa (9), Ogun
(7), Plateau (6), Taraba (5), Kwara (5), Kano (5), Gombe (5), Ebonyi (5), Oyo (5), Katsina (5), Cross River (4), Benue (4), Borno (3), Kogi (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Niger (1), Bauchi (1), Osun (1) and Kaduna (1).”

“Six (6) associated deaths were recorded from 6 states in 2022 – Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1) and Akwa Ibom (1), Kogi (1) and Taraba (1),” the statement read in part

However, since the re-emergence of the outbreak in 2017, Five (5) states ( Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Jigawa, Yobe) are yet to record a confirmed case, while two (2) states (Jigawa & Yobe) are yet to report a suspect case. In 2022, Seven (7)states are yet to record a confirmed case (Enugu, Ekiti, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara.

Jigawa and  Yobe are the only two states yet to report a suspected case.

1216 suspected cases have been reported from 35 states in the country since its re-emergence in September 2017. Of these, 503 (41%) confirmed cases were recorded with Male representing 66% (334) from 32 states