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    Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two Nigerian travellers import monkeypox into UK

Two monkeypox patients with travel history from Nigeria are currently being treated in the UK.The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) disclosed this on Wednesday, saying it is working with UK’s public health agency to investigate the cases.Chikwe Ihekweazu, chief executive of NCDC, said the agency met with stakeholders recently, including surveillance officers and case management physicians from all states affected [...]

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    Six new cases of monkeypox recorded as disease spreads to Abuja

Six new cases of monkeypox recorded as disease spreads to Abuja

Six fresh cases of the monkeypox virus have been confirmed, with one in the federal capital territory (FCT).Osagie Ehanire, minister of state for health, disclosed this in Abuja on Friday.Ehanire said apart from Abuja, there were two new cases of the disease in Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states and one in Enugu.This brings the total number of confirmed monkeypox cases [...]

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    Delta confirms three cases of suspected monkeypox disease

Delta confirms three cases of suspected monkeypox disease

The Delta state government has confirmed three reported cases of suspected monkeypox disease in the state.Nicholas Azinge, the state commissioner for health, made the disclosure Tuesday in Asaba at a media briefing.Azinge said the suspected cases of the disease were currently under medical care at an undisclosed location in the state."A total of three cases of suspected monkeypox disease have [...]

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    Army: We treated over 1,700 people in Rivers LGA… aged woman regained sight

Army: We treated over 1,700 people in Rivers LGA… aged woman regained sight

The Nigerian army says its ongoing medical outreach is on popular demand despite rumours that it is being used to spread the monkeypox virus.Shortly after the army started the programme in some parts of the country, there were reports that soldiers were using it to allegedly spread the virus.Although the army denied the allegations, many schools were shut some states including Abia [...]

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    Monkeypox spreads to 11 states — 74 suspected cases recorded 

Monkeypox spreads to 11 states — 74 suspected cases recorded 

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the monkeypox virus has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded.Addressing state house correspondents after the federal executive meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, Adewole dismissed the reports that the military has been spreading the virus through vaccination.Monkeypox is a rare virus transmitted to humans from animals, with symptoms in humans similar to those [...]

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    Patient ‘recovering’ from monkeypox commits suicide

Patient ‘recovering’ from monkeypox commits suicide

A patient receiving medical care for monkeypox at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa state has committed suicide.Ebitimitula Etebu, the state commissioner for health, who disclosed this at a press conference in Yenagoa, the state capital, said the incident happened in the early hours of Monday.He said the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of the virus being managed at [...]

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    No monkeypox in Lagos, says Adewole

No monkeypox in Lagos, says Adewole

The federal government says there is no confirmed case of monkeypox virus in Lagos state. Last week, Jide Idris, the state commissioner for health, announced that there were two suspected cases of the virus.But addressing a press conference on Monday, Isaac Adewole, minister of health, said all the monkeypox test samples obtained from the state tested negative.Adewole also said four cases of [...]

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    Between monkeypox and monkey sense

Between monkeypox and monkey sense

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    Panic in south-east as parents withdraw children from schools over monkeypox

Panic in south-east as parents withdraw children from schools over monkeypox

Panic-stricken parents and guardians thronged primary and secondary schools in the south-east states on Wednesday to pick-up their wards following the rumour that the Nigerian army was injecting viruses into school children.The development was triggered by a false report published by an online medium.The report alleged that the Nigerian army was forcefully vaccinating pupils against the monkeypox disease through its [...]

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    FG to ban private practice by doctors in public hospitals

FG to ban private practice by doctors in public hospitals

The federal government has started taking steps to stop doctors in public service from engaging in private practice.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, disclosed this to state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.Adewole said a technical committee had been set up to look at the Yayale Ahmed report on the health sector.The report was the outcome of [...]

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    12 things to know about monkeypox

12 things to know about monkeypox

Monkeypox is a rare and infectious disease caused by monkey virus, transmitted from animals to human, with symptoms similar to those of smallpox, although less severe. The first incident of the disease in Nigeria was reported on September 22 in Bayelsa, and according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), 31 suspected cases have been reported across seven states including  Rivers, [...]

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    NCDC: 31 suspected cases of monkeypox reported in seven states

NCDC: 31 suspected cases of monkeypox reported in seven states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 31 suspected cases of monkeypox have so far been reported in seven states across the country.Chikwe Ihekweazu, the national coordinator/chief executive officer of NCDC, made this known on Monday in Abuja.According to Ihekweazu, following the notification of a suspected monkeypox outbreak on September 22 in Bayelsa, other suspected cases have been reported [...]

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    NCDC: Monkeypox looks worse than it actually is… we have it under control

NCDC: Monkeypox looks worse than it actually is… we have it under control

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has urged Nigerians to remain calm as it is working aggressively to control the monkeypox outbreak in Bayelsa state.Chikwe Ihekweazu, the chief executive officer of NCDC, told NAN on Saturday that the centre was taking steps to manage the cases and prevent further spread of the disease.According to Ihekweazu, a rapid response team [...]

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