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BREAKING: New States in Nigeria Faces 19 Fresh Outbreak Of Monkey Pox



Yesterday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu voiced out in a statement that fresh cases of MoneyPox disease have been discovered in the country.

He explained that fresh 19 fresh cases have been discovered in Nigeria and 12 cases were before now were discovered in Bayelsa State.  In the statement, it was depicted that Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Ekiti, Cross River, and Akwa Ibom States are among the states where the highly dangerous disease have been discovered.

“Following the notification of a suspected Monkeypox outbreak on September 22, 2017 in Bayelsa State, other suspected cases have been reported from six more states, bringing the total number of suspected cases to 31 across seven states.

“Samples have been collected from each suspected case for laboratory confirmation and the results are still being awaited. So far, there have been no deaths recorded. It is unlikely that many of the suspected cases are actually monkeypox, as they were all being investigated.”

DR. Chikwe disclosed that the suspected cases are currently in the hospital for medical attention and they are reacting possibly to treatment. He also assured that NCDC are working towards containing the outbreak of the disease across the country.


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