BREAKING: Cases of Monkeypox reported in Lagos State

Cases of Monkeypox reported in Lagos
Two cases of Monkeypox has been reported, according to the Lagos state government to 09/10/2017.

The state’s commissioner for health Dr. Jide Idris, however said that no confirmation has been made of the two cases but both are currently being investigated.

The commissioner made the disclosure during an emergency briefing on Monday

Couple of cases of the Monkeypox which was first reported in Bayelsa State then followed by Akwa Ibom and Rivers.

What is Monkeypox?


According to the publication on The World Health Organization’s website, Monkeypox is an infectious disease caused by the monkeypox virus.

The disease was first identified in laboratory monkeys, hence its name, but in its natural state it seems to infect rodents more often than primates.

The disease originates from Central and West Africa.

More details to follow.

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