The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed that the cases of monkeypox in the country have increased to 481.
This is even as the suspected cases stand at 1,180.
The Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa made this known at the ministerial press briefing held on Tuesday, in Abuja.
He said the country had also recorded seven deaths from monkeypox so far in the year.
Monkeypox is a rare viral zoonotic infectious disease (an infection transmitted from animals to humans) that occurs sporadically, primarily in remote villages of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests.
Adetifa said, “In Nigeria, we have 1,180 suspected cases, 481 confirmed cases, and seven deaths this year from monkeypox.''