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789 Cases Of Mpox Confirmed In Nigeria (SEE DETAILS)



According to the  World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of confirmed cases of mpox in Nigeria has risen to 789, with eight deaths recorded.



Nigeria currently has the highest number of mpox cases and deaths in the African region. The mpox outbreak has also been reported in other African countries, including Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Liberia, Mozambique, and South Africa.



The International Health Regulations Emergency Committee has stated that the mpox outbreak continues to constitute a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, with ongoing transmission in some countries and possible under-detection and under-reporting in others.


The WHO recommends that countries integrate mpox prevention, preparedness, and response within programmes and services for sexual health, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections, and continue to strengthen research through a One Health approach, in coordination with partner agencies.


Experts emphasize that intervention strategies are needed to prevent future local and global outbreaks of mpox, as the virus continues to circulate in animal hosts with occasional spillover to humans.


The exportation of the virus from enzootic countries may occur through the international trade of susceptible animals or international travel of persons carrying the virus.

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