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Monkeypox: Nine dead in Congo, Nigeria sees 1st death from disease in 2022

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Nine people have died of monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2022 while Nigeria has recorded its first death from the disease this year.

Dr. Aime Alongo, chief of the Sankuru health division in Congo, said Monday that 465 cases of the disease have been confirmed in the nation

Nigeria has recorded its first death from monkeypox this year in a patient with underlying medical conditions, the diseases control agency said Sunday.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention announced that in 2022 it has confirmed 21 out of 66 suspected cases of the disease, which is usually endemic in Nigeria and other parts of West and Central Africa.

Globalnews.ca report

 

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