The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed one hundred and fifty-seven (157) cases of monkeypox across twenty-six (26) states in the country.
NCDC disclosed this in its latest monkeypox situation report for week 30.
The report also showed that there were at least four hundred and thirteen (413) suspected cases of the disease in the country.
According to the NCDC, there were fifty-six (56) new suspected cases reported in from nineteen (19) states. Ondo state topped the chat with thirteen reported cases, Plateau had eight, Lagos six, Adamawa recorded four cases, followed by Abia, Borno and Kano recording three cases each, Delta, Anambra, Bayelsa and Kwara recorded two cases each; with Akwa Ibom, Gombe, Imo, Nasarawa, Osun, Oyo, Rivers and Taraba at the bottom of the chat with just a confirm case respectively.
The agency also hinted that from January 1 to July 31, 2022, four deaths were recorded from 4 states including one case each from: Delta, Lagos, Ondo and Akwa Ibom.
Meanwhile, monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic infectious disease transmitted from animals to humans that occur sporadically, primarily in remote villages of Central and West Africa near tropical rainforests.