NCDC reports 10 cases of Monkeypox during last week in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that ten additional cases of Monkeypox have been found in the past seven days in the country.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that ten additional cases of Monkeypox have been found in the past seven days in the country.

The NCDC announced this through its official website in its recent monkeypox situation report released on Friday, June 10.

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As the monkeypox cases persist to rise worldwide, researchers and public-health officials are asking whether the present outbreak can be contained.

The WHO (World Health Organisation) has stated the situation was improbable to become a full-blown pandemic in the world.

But, now, there are more than 1000 confirmed infections in around 30 nations where usually the outbreaks do not occur.

Countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States have started implementing a strategy known as ‘ring vaccination’ to try to prevent the spread of the virus.

This also includes issuing smallpox vaccines which are regarded as effective against Monkeypox as both the viruses are interrelated to people who have been exposed to Monkeypox via close contact with an infected person.

The Agency further stated that this was recorded in the country’s epidemiological week 22, from May 29 to June 5, 2022.

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It said that between January 1 and June 5, the nation had confirmed a total of 31 cases from 12 states, also from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The NCDC also revealed that no less than 110 suspected disease cases have been reported in the nation, higher than the last 66 suspected cases.

In between January 1 to June 5, 2022, there have been around 110 suspected cases in total and 31 confirmed cases from around 12 states. These states are Lagos 6, Adamawa 5, River 3, FCT 2, Kano 2, Bayelsa 2, Imo 2, Cross River 2, Edo 2, Plateau 2, Delta 2, and Ondo 1.

Other nations are also witnessing several cases of Monkeypox.

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