Seventeen additional confirmed monkeypox cases were reported the week ending July 10, bringing the total confirmed cases in Nigeria to 101 year to date, according to The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
This total has surpassed the peak number of cases seen in 2017 when monkeypox re-emerged in the country.
The 17 new confirmed cases were reported from 12 states: – Ondo (3), Adamawa (2), Bayelsa (2), Delta (2), Anambra (1), Borno (1), Edo (1), Gombe (1), Katsina (1), Kogi (1), Plateau (1) and Lagos (1).
Three deaths were recorded from 3 states this year – Delta (1), Lagos (1) and Ondo (1).
The NCDC issued a monkeypox public health advisory on May 29 when 21 confirmed cases were reported.
Symptoms of monkeypox include sudden fever, headache, body pain, weakness, sore throat, enlargement of glands (lymph nodes) in the neck and under the jaw, followed by the appearance of a rash (often solid or fluid-filled at the onset) on the face, palms, soles of the feet, genitals and other parts of the body.
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