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Monkeypox: Rivers State Records 1 Case

Rivers State

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control, NCDC, says Rivers State recorded one case of monkeypox between July 25th to 31st July 2022.

The commission in a post on its official Twitter handle said there were fifty-six new cases reported from 19 states.

“There were fifty-six (56) new suspected cases reported in Epi week 30, 2022 (25th to 31st July 2022) from nineteen (19) states – Ondo (13), Plateau (8), Lagos (6), Adamawa (4), Abia (3), Borno (3), Delta (2), Kano (3), Anambra (2), Bayelsa (2) , Kwara (2), Akwa Ibom (1), Gombe (1), Imo (1), Nasarawa (1), Osun (1), Oyo (1), Rivers (1) and Taraba (1),” it said.

The Commission also confirmed a total of 157 cases of monkeypox across 26 states in the country.

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 rainforest.

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