NCDC Confirms 157 Monkeypox Cases And 4 Deaths In 26 States
Delta, Lagos, Ondo, and Akwa Ibom states all reported four deaths from monkeypox.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
According to the latest data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the viral illness monkeypox has spread to 26 states in Nigeria.
The illness, which is spread from animals to people, has already been identified in 157 instances nationwide, according to the NDCD.
Nigeria is one of the African nations where the illness is widespread.
Between January 1 and July 31, 2022, four deaths that might have been caused by the illness were reported in four states, according to the NCDC data.
According to the report, the four fatalities occurred in the states of Delta, Lagos, Ondo, and Akwa Ibom.
The survey also indicated that the illness was thought to be present in at least 413 people nationwide.
The report reads in part; “There were fifty-six (56) new suspected cases reported in Epi week 30, 2022 (25th to 31st July 2022) from nineteen (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)
Of fifty-six (56)suspected cases, there were twenty-four(24) new confirmed positive cases in Epi week 30, 2022 from twelve (12) states — Ondo (5), Kano (3), Lagos (3), Abia (2), Adamawa (2), Bayelsa (2), Kwara (2), Delta (1), Anambra (1), Gombe (1), Rivers (1) and Nasarawa (1).
“From 1st January to 31st July 2022, there have now been 413 suspected cases and 157 confirmed cases (105 male, 52 female) from twenty-six (26) states — Lagos (20), Ondo (14), Adamawa (13), Delta (12), Bayelsa (12), Rivers (11), Edo (8), Nasarawa (8), Plateau (6), Anambra (6), FCT (5), Taraba (5), Kwara (5), Kano (5), Imo (4), Cross River (3), Borno (3), Oyo (3), Abia (3), Gombe (3), Katsina (2), Kogi (2), Niger (1), Ogun (1), Bauchi (1) and Akwa Ibom (1).
“Four deaths were recorded from 4 states — Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1), and Akwa Ibom (1).
“Overall, since the re-emergence of monkeypox in September 2017 and to 31st July 2022, a total of 925 suspected cases have been reported from 35 states in the country.”
In May 2022, when there were only 21 confirmed cases nationwide, Nigeria reported its first monkeypox death.
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