As of December 23, the country registered 49 confirmed cases and no new death from Monkeypox (Mpox) cases, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC)
The NCDC disclosed this via its official website on Thursday, noting that this is a nine per cent increase in the number of new confirmed cases when compared to the last report.
Monkeypox is a virus transmitted to humans from animals with symptoms similar to those seen in smallpox patients,
The disease has been renamed Mpox to avoid the racist and stigmatising language used for the disease that originated in Africa.
The public health agency said that the cumulative case in the country is 753 confirmed and seven deaths with a case-fatality ratio (CFR) of one per cent were reported from 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).
The NCDC said that the country has been witnessing a rise in Mpox cases, noting that the agency is ramping up control measures to curb the transmission of the virus.
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