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Adamawa Records 13 Monkeypox Cases, Highest Figure In Northern Nigeria

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Adamawa State has recorded 13 confirmed and suspected cases of Monkeypox to become the most hit state by the disease in the Northern part of the country.

Data on Monkeypox spread in Nigeria released by the National Centre For Disease Control, NCDC indicates that Lagos has the overall highest national figure with 20 confirmed and suspected cases recorded in the state.

Similarly, Kano, Kwara Taraba and FCT have five confirmed cases of the disease respectively; Bayelsa and Delta States 12 each; Niger, Ogun, Bauchi and Akwa Ibom each have one confirmed case of Monkeypox just as Rivers 11, Edo 8 and Nasarawa 8. Imo has 4, Cross River 3, Borno 3, Oyo 3, Abia 3, Gombe 3, Katsina 2 and Kogi 2.

Read: Monkeypox: Suspected Cases In Bauchi Returned Negative — BASPHCDA

The NCDC said four deaths were recorded in Delta, Lagos, Ondo and Akwa Ibom from the disease.  

A total of 157 confirmed cases as well as 413 suspected cases of monkeypox in 26 states have been recorded.

Monkeypox is a disease transmitted from animals to humans. Symptoms of monkeypox include sudden fever, headache, body pain, weakness, sore throat, enlargement of glands (lymph nodes) in the neck and under the jaw, followed by the appearance of a rash on the fa

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