The Nigeria Center For Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday says Nigeria has Confirmed 41 cases of monkey pox and one death from the virus, as at June 19, 2022
Director general of the NCDC, Doctor Ifedayo Adetifa, gave the update at the bi- weekly Ministerial briefing of the Ministry of health in Abuja.
According to him, despite the 41 cases reported so far, there has been no evidence of any new or unusual transmission of the virus, nor any mutations
He also noted that the NCDC will continue in its vigilance, but encourages states to step up their diseases surveillance mechanism, and ensure that monkey pox is given its appropriate priority
Globally, between the 1st of January to the 15th of June 2022, a cumulative total of 2,103 laboratory confirmed cases, have been reported to the WHO from 42 countries.
The report also shows that the disease is common with men aged 0 – 65, and also among homosexuals