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May 2021 Monkeypox Situation Report in Nigeria, Epi-week: 21, May 31, 2021

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  • Since September 2017, Nigeria has continued to report sporadic cases of monkeypox. The National Technical Working Group for monkeypox has been monitoring cases and ensuring prepared ness.

  • This situation report details monkeypox cases and deaths from September 2017 till May 2021

  • From September 2017 to May 2021, a total of 446 suspected monkeypox cases have been reported from 30 states

  • Of the reported cases, 199 (44.6%) have been confirmed in 18 states – Abia (3), Akwa Ibom (7), Anambra (2), Bayelsa (39), Benue (2), Cross River (13), Delta (22), Ebonyi (1), Edo (7), Ekiti (2), Enugu (4), FCT (5), Imo (8), Lagos (25), Nasarawa (2), Oyo (6), Plateau (3) and Rivers (48).

  • A total of 8 deaths have also been recorded (CFR= 4.02 %) in 6 States – Cross River (1), Edo (2), FCT (1), Imo (1), Lagos (2) and Rivers (1)

  • In 2021, a total of 32 suspected cases have been reported from January and May. Of the suspected cases, 7 were confirmed from 5 states Delta (2), Bayelsa (2), Lagos (1), Edo (1), Rivers (1) and no deaths were recorded

  • There has been an improvement in the awareness and knowledge of health care workers and the public about monkeypox compared to the situation in 2017