Nigeria

Monkeypox Outbreak in Nigeria: Situation Report #9 (23 November 2017)

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  • The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continued to coordinate the response through its activated Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)
  • Fifty-six (56) confirmed cases recorded since the onset of the outbreak
  • Three (3) new States (Imo, Katsina and Nasarawa) recorded confirmed cases in the reporting week
  • Thirteen (13) new suspected cases reported in the reporting week
  • NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja continued laboratory diagnosis of monkeypox with improved turn-around time
  • There has been a decline in the number of new suspected cases reported over the last four weeks
  • Since the onset of the outbreak, a total of 155 cases (suspected and confirmed) have been recorded from 21 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
  • No death attributable to monkeypox has been recorded so far
  • Epidemiologist deployed to five (5) more States