NCDC: 15 new cases of Monkeypox confirmed in 9 states, FCT

By Benjamin Arida://

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed 15 new cases of monkeypox in nine states across the country and the federal capital territory, FCT.

The situation report released by the agency on Sunday, revealed that a total of 172 cases have now been confirmed in the country in 2022.

According to the report, no new death was recorded within the period under review.

“Sixty (60) new suspected cases were reported in Epi week 31, 2022 (1st to 7th August 2022) from nineteen (19) states – Ebonyi (8), Abia (5), Adamawa (5), Ondo (5), Taraba (5), FCT (4), Imo (4), Lagos (4), Ogun (4) , Edo (3), Anambra (2), Gombe (2), Kwara (2), Rivers (2), Cross River (1), Oyo (1), Kano (1), Nasarawa (1) and Niger (1),” the report reads.

“Of sixty (60) suspected cases, fifteen (15) new confirmed cases have been recorded in Epi week 31 from ten (10) states – Imo (3), FCT (2), Ondo (2), Rivers (2), Abia (1), Anambra (1), Ebonyi (1), Edo (1), Ogun (1) and Nasarawa (1).

“From 1st January to 7th August 2022, there have now been 473 suspected cases with 172 confirmed cases (115 male, 57 female) from twenty-seven (27) states – Lagos (20), Ondo (16), Adamawa (13), Rivers (13), Delta (12), Bayelsa (12), Edo (9), Nasarawa (9), Anambra (7), FCT (7), Imo (7), Plateau (6), Taraba (5), Kwara (5), Kano (5), Abia (4), Cross River (3), Borno (3), Oyo (3), Gombe (3), Katsina (2), Kogi (2), Ogun (2), Niger (1), Bauchi (1), Akwa Ibom (1) and Ebonyi (1).

“Four (4) associated deaths have been recorded from 4 states in 2022 – Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1) and Akwa Ibom (1).”

According to the NCDC, since 2017 when the virus resurfaced in the country, less than 400 cases have been confirmed in total.

“Overall, since the re-emergence of monkeypox in September 2017, 985 suspected cases have been reported from 35 states in the country,” the report reads.

“Of these 985 suspected cases, 398 (40.4%) were confirmed (263 male, 135 female) from 30 states – Rivers (65), Bayelsa (55), Lagos (50), Delta (41), Edo (19), Cross River (17), Ondo (16), Imo (15), Adamawa (13), FCT (13), Nasarawa (11), Oyo (9), Plateau (9), Anambra (9), Akwa Ibom (8), Abia (7), Kano (5), Taraba (5), Kwara (5), Enugu (4), Borno (3), Gombe (3), Ogun (3), Benue (2), Ekiti (2), Niger (2), Katsina (2), Kogi (2), Ebonyi (2), and Bauchi (1).

“Twelve (12) deaths have been recorded (CFR= 3.0%) since September 2017 in nine states – Lagos (3), Edo (2), Imo (1), Cross River (1), FCT (1), Rivers (1), Ondo (1) Delta (1) and Akwa Ibom (1).

“There are ongoing efforts to strengthen surveillance at national and subnational levels, to increase awareness, and to promptly detect and respond to the outbreak.”

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