According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 66 suspected cases of monkeypox were recorded in Nigeria between January 1st and May 29th, 2022.
According to the center, 21 suspected cases have been confirmed in nine states, with Adamawa State leading the way with five; Lagos, four; Cross River, two; FCT, two; Kano, two; Delta, two; Bayelsa, two; Rivers, one; and Imo, one.
According to the NCDC, a 40-year-old man died of renal co-morbidity and was taking immunosuppressive medicines at the time of his death.
“The twenty (20) new suspected cases recorded in May 2022 came from 11 states – Lagos (5), Bayelsa (2), Adamawa (2), Rivers (2), Niger (2), FCT (2), Delta (1), Oyo (1), Kaduna (1), Edo (1), and Gombe (1),” according to the NCDC.
In comparison to April 2022, there has been a 100 percent rise in case reporting, according to the data.
The six (6) new confirmed positive cases (out of the 20 suspected cases) in May 2022 were confirmed from four (4) states: Bayelsa (2), Adamawa (2), Lagos (1), and Rivers (1), according to the Centre (1).
The National Multisectoral Emergency Operations Centre has been activated at level 2 by the NCDC to continue to coordinate ongoing response actions.