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MONKEY POX HITS LAGOS, 2 SUSPECTED CASES AT LUTH

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Monkey pox hits Lagos; 2 suspected cases diagnosed at LUTH. Lagos State government to initiate contact tracing. 

Currently 30 suspected cases of Monkey Pox have been diagnosed in 7 states (Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Ogun, and Lagos State) across the country. 

Source: Contriman Reporter.

WHO Key facts
  • Monkeypox is a rare disease that occurs primarily in remote parts of Central and West Africa, near tropical rainforests.

  • The monkeypox virus can cause a fatal illness in humans and, although it is similar to human smallpox which has been eradicated, it is much milder.

  • The monkeypox virus is transmitted to people from various wild animals but has limited secondary spread through human-to-human transmission.

  • Typically, case fatality in monkeypox outbreaks has been between 1% and 10%, with most deaths occurring in younger age groups.

  • There is no treatment or vaccine available although prior smallpox vaccination was highly effective in preventing monkeypox as well.