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NCDC Reports 41 Cases of Monkeypox In One Week

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has reported additional 41 new cases of Monkeypox disease between Aug. 29 and Sept. 4, from 12 states of the Federation.

The newly affected states are; Lagos (14) Abia(7) Imo(6) Ogun(5) Ondo(2) Akwa Ibom(1) Borno(1) Delta(1) Osun(1) Oyo(1) Plateau(1) and Rivers(1)

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that Monkeypox is an infection caused by a virus similar to the now-eradicated smallpox virus.

It has been most common in some African countries, but outbreaks have occurred in other areas from time to time.

In 2022, the World Health Organisation (WHO), declared a global health emergency since monkeypox had spread to many countries through social interactions and intimate contacts.

While monkeypox cases spreading globally in 2022 can cause severe disease, the infection most often clears up on its own.

Monkeypox may be most severe in young children, especially if they have poor nutritional status.

In previous years fatal cases had occurred, primarily among children in Africa.

Vaccines can prevent monkeypox but they are currently in short supply and are used to prevent monkeypox disease in people, who have been exposed to the virus.

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