There are 31 cases, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said yesterday.
National Coordinator/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu
listed the states as Bayelsa, Rivers, Ekiti, Akwa Ibom, Ogun and Cross
River,The Nation reports.
He said samples had been collected from each suspected case for laboratory confirmation.
Said Ihekweazu: “It is unlikely that many of the suspected cases are actually monkey pox, but all are being investigated.”
said all the suspected cases were receiving medical care and the
patients improving clinically in their various states.
said the centre had activated an Emergency Operation Centre (EOC)
to coordinate the outbreak investigation and response
across the affected states