The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has identified fifteen cases of monkeypox in seven states between January 1 and April 30, 2022.
The confirmed instances were selected from the 46 suspected cases registered during the time period, and it was discovered that Lagos and Adamawa states had the greatest numbers of three each.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has verified 15 cases of monkeypox between January 1 and April 30, 2022, in seven states.
Lagos and Adamawa states had the greatest numbers, with three instances apiece, of of the 46 suspected cases that were registered over the time period.
This comes after the UK Health Security Agency reported that a Nigerian traveler had been diagnosed with monkeypox.
There have been no reported cases of the disease-related deaths this year, according to a statement issued by the NCDC.
The health organization declared that it will actively look for cases in hospitals and neighborhoods that have been informing the nation’s authorities about positive instances.
Read the following report:
“Since September 2017, Nigeria has reported occasional monkeypox cases. The Monkeypox National Technical Working Group has been keeping track of cases and enhancing capacity for preparation and response.
Between January 1 and April 30, 2022, a total of 46 suspected cases were recorded. There have been no reported deaths despite the confirmation of 15 suspected cases across seven states: Adamawa (3), Lagos (3), Cross River (2), Federal Capital Territory (2), Kano (2), Delta (2), and Imo (1).
The monkeypox virus is the infectious illness that causes monkeypox, which can affect both people and some animals.
The first signs include a fever, headache, muscular aches, enlarged lymph nodes, and fatigue.
A rash that develops blisters and crusts over then follows. Around 10 days pass from exposure to the start of symptoms. Symptoms last between two and four weeks on average.
Bushmeat handling, animal bites or scratches, bodily fluids, contaminated objects, or direct contact with an infected human are all possible ways that monkeypox can spread.
It is thought that the virus often spreads among certain rodents in Africa.
 Testing a lesion for the virus’ DNA will confirm the diagnosis. The illness might resemble chickenpox in appearance.
It is thought that the smallpox vaccination guards against infection.