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NCDC announces 21 monkey pox cases in 7 days

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 21 more cases of monkey pox in the country within the past seven days.

The NCDC via its official website announced on Sunday that the disease could be spread by close contact and exposure to an infected person’s respiratory droplets, skin lesions or bodily fluids.

The agency also reported that Nigeria recorded six monkey pox related deaths between January and August and that six states in the country had recorded one death each from the disease.

It listed the six states where monkey pox deaths occurred as Delta, Lagos, Ondo, Akwa Ibom, Taraba and Kogi.

Kayode Damilola

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