NCDC confirms 66 suspected monkeypox cases and one death

NCDC confirms 66 suspected monkeypox cases and one death. Credit Wikimedia

As of May 29, Nigeria has recorded a total of 21 confirmed cases with one death in nine states

In its latest report on Monkeypox, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NDC), said the country recorded six cases and one death in May.

In the latest epidemiological summary on monkeypox which was published on Sunday evening, confirmed that January 2022, Nigeria had continued to report sporadic cases of the disease, according to 9 News Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria has reported that Monkeypox is an uncommon disease.

According to the World Health Organization, the disease originated from West and Central African countries.

It has, however, been reported in other countries of the world, including Europe and the United States.

If you get infected with monkeypox, it usually takes between 5 and 21 days for the first symptoms to appear.

The first symptoms of monkeypox include: a high temperature, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen glands, shivering (chills) and exhaustion

A rash usually appears 1 to 5 days after the first symptoms. The rash often begins on the face, then spreads to other parts of the body. This can include the genitals.

The rash is sometimes confused with chickenpox. It starts as raised spots, which turn into small blisters filled with fluid. These blisters eventually form scabs which later fall off.

The symptoms usually clear up in a few weeks.

Monkeypox can be caught from infected rodents (such as rats, mice and squirrels) in parts of west and central Africa.

You can catch monkeypox from an infected animal if you’re bitten or you touch its blood, body fluids, spots, blisters or scabs.

It may also be possible to catch monkeypox by eating meat from an infected animal from central or west Africa that has not been cooked thoroughly, or by touching other products from infected animals (such as animal skin or fur).

Monkeypox can also spread from person to person through: touching clothing, bedding or towels used by someone with the monkeypox rash, touching monkeypox skin blisters or scabs (including during sex) and the coughs or sneezes of a person with the monkeypox rash.

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