Print Edition - 2017-10-11  |  World News Digest

Nigeria warns over ‘monkeypox’ outbreak

- Agencies, ABUJA

Oct 11, 2017-

Health officials in Nigeria have called for calm after dozens of suspected cases of monkeypox were reported in seven states across the south of the country. Thirty-one suspected cases of the viral disease have been identified since the first was reported in Bayelsa State on Sept 22, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control. States affected include Lagos, whose capital of about 20 million people is sub-Saharan Africa’s largest. Coordinator of the NCDC Chikwe Ihekweazu, said on Monday that samples had been sent to laboratories and that so far no case had been confirmed.

Published: 11-10-2017 12:08

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