Nigeria Centre for Disease Control announces twenty-one monkeypox cases in seven days
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on September 11, 2022
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported twenty-one more cases of monkeypox in the country within the past seven days.
The NCDC through its official website today disclosed that the disease could be spread by close contact and exposure to an infected person’s respiratory droplets, skin lesions or bodily fluids.
The agency also reported that Nigeria recorded six monkeypox-related deaths between January and August and that six states; Delta, Lagos, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Taraba and Kogi had recorded one death each from the disease.
According to the NCDC, monkeypox symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, fever and a rash that may initially be mistaken for chickenpox or a sexually transmitted disease, if in the genital or anal region.
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