Number of Confirmed Cases of Monkeypox in Nigeria Rises to 41

The number of confirmed monkeypox cases in Nigeria have reached 41, according to the latest data released by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control.

According to the head of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Ifedayo Adetifa, among the 41 cases reported, the virus has shown no evidence of any new transmission routes or change in its clinical manifestation, including symptoms, profile and virulence, as compared with cases reported in other countries.

“Our work continues as we encourage increased state surveillance nationwide,” Adetifa said, adding the country has “sustained and intensified risk communication and community mobilization activities for number of monkeypox cases.”

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Monkeypox is a sylvatic zoonosis that may cause infections in humans and the disease usually occurs in forested parts of Central and West Africa. Since May, it has been increasingly identified in non-endemic countries.

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