Monkey pox: NCDC confirms two cases in Plateau

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has confirmed the existence of two cases of Monkey pox in Plateau State.

In a tweet, NCDC said that since the peak of the outbreak in 2017, they have continued to confirm a few cases weekly, from various parts of the country.

“For each new Monkey pox case, an appropriate clinical and public health response is activated. Our priority is to continue to build the institution to detect and respond.

“All Monkey pox cases are confirmed in the NCDC National Reference Laboratory. In addition, we are increasing public awareness on measures to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as monkeypox,” the statement said.

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