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  • #31

    Ebonyi records confirmed case of monkeypox
    The Health commissioner said the state government is on top of the situation.
    byAgency Report
    August 15, 2022

    The Ebonyi State Government on Monday confirmed one case of monkeypox in the state and 32 suspected cases.

    The state Commissioner for Health, Daniel Umezuruike, disclosed this to reporters in Abakaliki.

    According to Mr Umezuruike, since the outset of the disease, Ebonyi had recorded a total of 32 suspected cases with only one confirmed.

    “Case fatality rate is still 0 (as there have been no record of any death both in suspected and confirmed cases) in the state.”

    He said this followed the notification of a suspected case of monkeypox on 10 August at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki.

    “A 32-year old male, a native of Ugwulangwu, Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi but resides in Abakaliki, said to have travelled to Rivers State returned to Ebonyi on July 7.

    “The man is presented with history of fever, masculopapular rash, sore throat, headache and generalised weakness of the body.

    “A presumptive diagnosis of Monkeypox was made to rule out Smallpox. Sample was collected and sent to the NCDC National Reference Laboratory and the result came out positive for Monkeypox Virus.

    “The patient was admitted into Ebonyi Isolation Centre and is currently being managed for monkeypox and he is responding to treatment,” he stated...


    • #32

      Ogun State confirms 4 monkeypox cases
      By Tobiloba
      on August 19, 2022

      Ogun State Government has confirmed four new cases of monkeypox in the state.

      Director of Public Health in the Ministry of Health, Dr Festus Soyinka who confirmed the new cases which brought the total number of cases in the state to seven, said two cases were recorded at Ota, in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government, while two other cases were recorded in Abeokuta North and Abeokuta South LGs...


      • #33

        Nigeria Recorded 48 New Cases of Monkeypox in Six Days, Says NCDC
        Nigeria | 1 hour ago
        in Abuja

        Nigeria recorded 48 additional cases of monkeypox between August 8 and August 14 2022, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said.
        This is as the government of the United Kingdom said it had identified a different strain of monkeypox infection in an individual who recently travelled to West Africa.

        The NCDC said the 48 cases were recorded in 16 states.
        It stated that Lagos State topped the list of new infections with 15 cases, while Abia and Ogun recorded five cases each.
        Benue, Edo, Rivers and the FCT had three cases each; Bayelsa and Ondo had two cases each, while Cross River, Anambra, Gombe, Imo, Katsina, Oyo and Osun recorded one case each.

        The latest infections raised the number of cases in Nigeria since the beginning of the year to 220, the NCDC stated, adding that the infections were recorded in 29 states.
        It stated also that of the 220 infections, males accounted for 144 cases, while females accounted for the 76 others.
        It added that four monkeypox deaths had so far been recorded in four states – Delta, Lagos, Ondo and Akwa Ibom.
        Monkeypox has killed a total o0f 12 persons in Nigeria since September 2017, the NCDC stated.

        Since the re-emergence of monkeypox in September 2017, 1,042 suspected cases have been reported in 35 states in Nigeria...


        • #34

          Nigeria records 21 monkey pox cases in seven days
          The NCDC listed the six states where monkey pox deaths occurred as Delta, Lagos, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Taraba and Kogi.
          byAgency Report
          September 11, 2022

          The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 21 more cases of monkey pox in the country within the past seven days.

          The NCDC via its official website announced on Sunday that the disease could be spread by close contact and exposure to an infected person’s respiratory droplets, skin lesions or bodily fluids.

          The agency also reported that Nigeria recorded six monkey pox-related deaths between January and August and that six states in the country had recorded one death each from the disease.

          It listed the six states where monkey pox deaths occurred as Delta, Lagos, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Taraba and Kogi...


          • #35

            Monkeypox spreads to 30 states, cases hit 277
            13th September 2022

            The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country has increased to 277, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

            This is even as the suspected cases stand at 704 from January 1 to August 28, 2022.

            The report also showed that six deaths had been recorded so far in six states in the country.

            The report read in part, “100 new suspected cases reported in Epi week 34, 2022 (22nd to 28th August 2022) from twenty-one (21) states – Lagos (17), Abia (16), Imo (14), Delta (7), Ondo (7), Bayelsa (5), Gombe (5), Rivers (4), Benue (3), Ebonyi (3) , Edo (3), Plateau (3), FCT (2), Katsina (2), Osun (2), Taraba (2), Anambra (1), Enugu (1), Kano (1), and Oyo (1).

            “Of the one hundred (100) suspected cases, thirty-six (36) new confirmed cases have been recorded in Epi week 34 from fourteen (14) states – Lagos (7), Abia (6), Bayelsa (5), Edo (3), Ondo (3), Delta (2), Ebonyi (2), Rivers (2), Anambra (1), Benue (1), Gombe (1), Imo (1), Katsina (1) and Oyo (1)...


            • #36

              NCDC confirms 481 monkeypox cases, 7 deaths
              By NAN
              12 October 2022 | 9:42 am

              Nigeria has so far recorded 1,180 suspected cases of monkeypox.

              The country also recorded 482 cases and seven deaths resulting from monkeypox in 2022.

              These were made known in Abuja by the Director-General, of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Ifedayo Adetifa at a bi-weekly ministerial media conference anchored by the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire.

              Adetifa said the NCDC had developed a treatment regime which could entail the option of having antiviral treatment for those at the highest risk of having severe complications, hospitalisation and death...


              • #37

                Lagos, Ogun top list as NCDC records 30 new cases of monkeypox
                October 19:10

                A total of 30 new cases of monkeypox have been recorded in Nigeria, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

                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.

                The NCDC, in its latest monkeypox situation report, said the cases were confirmed in 12 states.

                The states include Lagos (13), Ogun (3), Akwa Ibom (2), Anambra (2), Borno (2), Kaduna (2), Rivers (1), Bayelsa (1), Delta (1), Katsina (1), Osun (1), and Taraba (1).

                “From 1st January to 11th September 2022, Nigeria has recorded 349 confirmed cases (male 65%) from thirty (30) states,” the report reads.

                “Seven (7) associated deaths have been recorded from 7 states in 2022 – Delta (1), Lagos (1), Ondo (1) and Akwa Ibom (1), Kogi (1), Taraba (1) and Imo (1). Case fatality ratio (CFR) of 2.0%.”

                According to the report, from January 1 to September 11, Lagos recorded the highest number of monkeypox cases with 76 cases, followed by Rivers with 21, and Bayelsa with 20.

                NCDC also added that individuals aged between 31 and 40 have been most affected in 2022.

                “Overall, since its re-emergence in September 2017, one thousand, three hundred & ninety two (1,392) suspected cases have been reported from 35 states & the FCT. 41.3% of these suspected cases were positive for the disease,” the report reads...


                • #38

                  Monkeypox cases rise to 604 – NCDC
                  23rd November 2022
                  Agency Report

                  The number of confirmed cases of monkeypox in the country has increased to 604, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

                  This is even as the suspected cases stand at 1,549 from January 1 to October 30, 2022.

                  The situation report for week 43 obtained by our correspondent on Tuesday showed that the disease had spread to 31 states and the Federal Capital Territory...


                  • #39

                    763 Monkeypox Cases, 53 Lassa Fever Deaths Recorded in January
                    By Health Digest February 13, 2023

                    According to the latest epidemiological data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), the organisation has recorded 763 (501 male, 261 female) confirmed cases of Monkeypox diseases from thirty-four (34) states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as of January 1, 2023.

                    Of the states with the cases of Monkeypox in the country, Lagos leads with 188 cases, followed by Abia (58), Bayelsa (45), Imo (45), Ogun (40), Ondo (40), Rivers (37), and Delta (31).

                    Others are Edo (27), Anambra (25), FCT (23), Kwara (21), Nasarawa (17), Adamawa (16), Plateau (16), Kaduna (15), Cross River (12), Ebonyi (12), Akwa Ibom (12), Borno (11), Benue (10), Oyo (10), Katsina (8), Taraba (7), Kano (7), Gombe (6), Kogi (5), Osun (5), Enugu (4), Kebbi (2), Niger (1), Bauchi (1), Zamfara (1), Not specified (1), Ekiti (1), Yobe (1)...