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Monkeypox In Nigeria Hit 22 Cases And 1 Death

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According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), one person has died from monkeypox. Nigeria has recorded twenty-two cases in general.

In a statement released, the NCDC said as of May 28, 2022, a total of 21 confirmed cases have been reported from nine states and the federal capital territory (FCT). Monkey is almost replacing covid-19.

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The NCDC in its statement released said the death from the disease was of a 40-year-old patient who had underlying co-morbidity and was on immunosuppressive medications.

It added that among the 21 cases reported in 2022 so far, there has been “no evidence of any new or unusual transmission of the virus, nor changes in its clinical manifestation documented (including symptoms, profile and virulence)”.

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection that does not spread easily between people. It is usually a mild self-limiting illness and most people recover within a few weeks. However, severe illness can occur in some individuals. Follow Us for more exclusive sports, entertainment, lifestyle and political news updates. We are also on all social media platforms.


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