The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has said in a statement that the country has registered 49 confirmed cases but no deaths so far from the virus
The NCDC, via its official website on Thursday, December 29 said that this was a 9% increase in the number of new confirmed cases
Monkeypox has been renamed to Mpox by the World Health Organization to avoid the racist and stigmatizing language used for the disease that originated in Africa.
The NCDC said that the cumulative case in the country is 753 confirmed and seven deaths with a case-fatality ratio (CFR) of one percent.
The NCDC said that the country has been witnessing a rise in cases and the agency is ramping up control measures to curb the transmission of the virus.\
Mpox, a virus with symptoms like those of long-eradicated smallpox, although less severe, has been present in Nigeria since 2017.
As of December 23, 2022, 83,483 confirmed cases of Mpox and 275 deaths were reported from 110 countries/territories globally
I’ll conclude that careful measures need to be put in place to combat the spread of the Monkeypox virus
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