The rapid spread of Monkeypox in Nigeria; Cases recorded so far – NCDC Reports
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The rapid spread of Monkeypox in Nigeria; Cases recorded so far – NCDC Reports

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Monkeypox cases in Nigeria, STECHITEGIST

According to Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, Director General of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control, there are now 220 cases of monkeypox in the nation.

At the ministerial news conference on COVID-19 and recent advances in the health sector held in Abuja on Tuesday, Dr. Adetifa announced this.

He claimed that 29 states in the nation have reported cases that had been confirmed.

He claims that as of August 14, 2022, there were 530 probable instances of monkeypox and four fatalities reported throughout the nation.

Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic infectious disease, meaning it can spread from animals to people. It mostly affects isolated communities in Central and West Africa that are close to tropical rainforests.

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Dr. Adetifa stated that the center was looking at getting therapies as a top priority as a choice to provide those who were most at danger of developing serious illness, needing hospitalization, and passing away.

He added, “We are also investigating getting treatments as a top priority so that we have a choice to offer people who are most at danger of developing serious illness, needing hospitalization, and passing away.

“As we all know, the availability of monkeypox vaccination is a pressing issue, yet there aren’t enough doses available. The vaccine may not be accessible until 2023 despite the possibility that many more doses will eventually become available due to difficulties with manufacturing factories and an unexpected increase in instances of monkeypox.

But given our own local epidemiology, we think that exploring treatment options is the best course of action.

As of August 14, 2022, the country has 220 confirmed cases of monkeypox out of 530 suspected cases, and there had been four fatalities in 29 states.

According to Stechitegist Media, the World Health Organization designated monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern.

Adetifa continued, “Given the unexpected and exponential spike in cases in nations that are not reporting monkeypox cases, there is now a need for coordinated and concerted international response.

“96 nations throughout the world have reported a total of more than 40,000 confirmed cases of monkeypox, including 12 fatalities, since the first of January 2022.

“From January 1 through August 14, there were 220 confirmed cases in Nigeria, 530 suspected cases, and four fatalities across 29 states. We are continuing to work to strengthen surveillance at the national and subnational levels to make sure that we actively engage the community and conduct risk communication. It might interest you to read Video: Oluwo of Iwo spotted clearing community bushes

Monkeypox cases in Nigeria, STECHITEGIST

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