NCDC Confirms the Reemergence of Monkey Pox in Nigeria


Chile Ihekweazu, the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), revealed that there are now 15 confirmed and 59 registered cases of Monkeypox in Nigeria.

Monkeypox happens to be in the same family of viruses as smallpox. It is a rare viral infection that begins with flu-like symptoms and progresses to a rash on the face and body and can be very deadly. This virus is only fatal in 1 in 100 people and it reacts more strongly to people with weak immune systems.

With the covid precautions still waxing strongly, the Director general of NCDC believes that the possibility of transferring the virus via droplets is low and that work will continue with all states to strengthen Monkeypox prevention, detection, and control in Nigeria.

What are your thoughts on this? Should Nigerians be concerned or do you think that the NCDC is capable of handling the situation?