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Monkeypox: Tension as Federal Government Confirms 74 Suspected Cases In 11 States

Posted by Samuel on Wed 18th Oct, 2017 -

The Federal Government has confirmed as many as seventy-four cases of the highly dreaded monkeypox disease in as many as eleven states across Nigeria.

A monkeypox sufferer
The Nigerian Government on Wednesday said that there are 74 suspected cases of monkey pox in eleven states of the Federation, The Nation reports.
The Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, briefed State House correspondences at the end of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to him, the eleven states are Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers.
While stressing that outbreak was confirmed in Bayelsa, he said that out of the 19 samples tested, 3 tested positive from Bayelsa 12 tested negative from Bayelsa, and 4 tested negative from Lagos.
Against the rumors in some states, he said that the military is not involved in any monkey pox vaccination.
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