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Monkeypox Spreads To 30 States In Nigeria, Cases Hit 277

The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country has increased to 277, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

This is even as the suspected cases stand at 704 from January 1 to August 28, 2022.

The report also showed that six deaths had been recorded so far in six states in the country.

The report read in part, “100 new suspected cases reported in Epi week 34, 2022 (22nd to 28th August 2022) from twenty-one (21) states – Lagos (17), Abia (16), Imo (14), Delta (7), Ondo (7), Bayelsa (5), Gombe (5), Rivers (4), Benue (3), Ebonyi (3) , Edo (3), Plateau (3), FCT (2), Katsina (2), Osun (2), Taraba (2), Anambra (1), Enugu (1), Kano (1), and Oyo (1).

“Of the one hundred (100) suspected cases, thirty-six (36) new confirmed cases have been recorded in Epi week 34 from fourteen (14) states – Lagos (7), Abia (6), Bayelsa (5), Edo (3), Ondo (3), Delta (2), Ebonyi (2), Rivers (2), Anambra (1), Benue (1), Gombe (1), Imo (1), Katsina (1) and Oyo (1).

“From 1st January to 28th August 2022, Nigeria has recorded 704 suspected cases with 277 confirmed cases (186 male, 91 female) from thirty (30) states – Lagos (49), Ondo (22), Bayelsa (19), Rivers (18), Edo (16), Adamawa (15), Abia (15), Delta (14), FCT (11), Imo (11), Anambra (10),Nasarawa (9), Ogun (7), Plateau (6), Taraba (5), Kwara (5), Kano (5), Gombe (5), Ebonyi (5), Oyo (5), Katsina (5), Cross River (4), Benue (4), Borno (3), Kogi (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Niger (1), Bauchi (1), Osun (1) and Kaduna (1).

“Six (6) associated deaths were recorded from 6 states in 2022 – Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1) and Akwa Ibom (1), Kogi (1) and Taraba (1) CFR 2.16%.

“Overall, since the re-emergence of monkeypox in September 2017, 1216 suspected cases have been reported from 35 states in the country. Of these, 503 (41%) confirmed cases were recorded with Male representing 66% (334) from 32 states – Lagos (79), Rivers (70), Bayelsa (62), Delta (43), Edo (26), Ondo (22), Imo (19), Cross River (18), Abia (18), FCT (17), Adamawa (15), Anambra (12), Nasarawa (11), Oyo (11), Plateau (9), Akwa Ibom (9), Ogun (8), Benue (6), Ebonyi (6), Kano (5), Taraba (5), Kwara (5), Gombe (5), Katsina (5), Enugu (4), Borno (3), Kogi (3), Ekiti (2), Niger (2), Bauchi (1), Osun (1) and Kaduna (1).

“Since the re-emergence of the outbreak in 2017, five states ( Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Jigawa, Yobe) are yet to record a confirmed case, while two (2) states (Jigawa & Yobe) are yet to report a suspect case. In 2022, Seven (7)states are yet to record a confirmed case (Enugu, Ekiti, Kebbi, Sokoto, Zamfara, Yobe and Jigawa ) with Jigawa and Yobe yet to report a suspected case.

“Fourteen (14) deaths have been recorded since September 2017 (CFR= 2.8%) in eleven states – Lagos (3), Edo (2), Imo (1), Cross River (1), FCT (1), Rivers (1), Ondo (1) Delta (1), Akwa Ibom (1), Taraba (1) and Kogi (1).”

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