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NCDC Puts Nigerians On Monkeybox Red Alert

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NCDC, Monkeybox Red Alert

NCDC Puts Nigerians On Monkeybox Red Alert

Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Ifedayo Adetifa, says the NCDC has observed an uptick in monkeypox cases in the country.

Speaking Tuesday during a virtual media dialogue on monkeypox, he warned that if the current trajectory continued or was sustained, Nigeria might match or exceed the peak number of cases seen in 2017 when monkeypox re-emerged.

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Adetifa said since January 1, several countries had been affected by an unprecedented outbreak of monkeypox, leading to over 3,000 laboratory-confirmed.

 

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