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African Countries Where Cases Of Monkeypox Have Been Reported In The Last Few Months

If you have been paying close attention to reports recently, you would notice that Monkeypox is currently one of the most discussed diseases among Health Organisations in Africa and some notable countries in the World. The cases of Monkeypox is gradually on the increase and there is need to do something about it.

For some people who may be new to the disease, monkeypox was first discovered in captive monkeys in 1958, and it is known to be an infectious viral disease that affects both humans and lower animals, according to Forbes.

Sadly, some African countries have had their share of the outbreak of monkeypox in the last few months and this is why the health Organisations of these countries need to sit tight, and their citizens sensitized on the issue.

Below are the African countries that have been reported by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to have confirmed cases of Monkeypox in the last few months.

1. Cameroon.

According to the World Health Organisation, Cameroon has 25 confirmed cases of monkeypox. This figure was gotten from 15 of December 2021 to 22nd of February 2022. The death cases related to the disease within the period above is said to be less than 5.

2. Central African Republic.

From the 4th of March 2022 to the 10th of April 2022, Central African Republic is said to have confirmed 6 cases of Monkeypox. This is according to the World Health Organisation. The related death figure within the time frame above is said to be less than 5.

3. Democratic Republic Of Congo.

Currently ranking the highest in the reported and confirmed cases of Monkeypox. This country has 1,238 confirmed cases of Monkeypox between the 1st of January 2022 to 1st of May 2022. According to the World Health Organisation, the related death is said to be about 57.

4. Nigeria.

Nigeria is said to have about 46 confirmed cases of Monkeypox between 1st of January 2022 to 30th of April 2022. The World Health Organisation reported no death related to the disease in Nigeria within the time frame above.

As we can see above, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, and Nigeria really have to work hard in making sure that the disease is tamed before it becomes an explosive issue for their citizens.

What is your take on this issue of Monkeypox, what do you think can be done to combat this disease? Kindly let us know what you think in the section below.

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