Six fresh cases of Monkey pox break in Abuja

Six fresh cases of monkeypox has been confirmed by the Federal Government including one in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. 

This was confirmed by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, in Abuja on Friday, according to a statement, Ehanire said apart from Abuja, there are two new cases of the disease in Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states each and one in Enugu, this brings the total number of confirmed monkeypox cases to nine. 

Ehanire noted that investigations were ongoing to see if any of the new cases had a link with the Bayelsa cluster, where the outbreak started.

He called for calm among members of the public, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control is working with all affected states to ensure case finding and adequate management.

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