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Monkeypox disease: Nigeria’s death toll highest in Africa – WHO

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The World Health Organisation has revealed that Nigeria has the highest death toll and confirmed cases of monkeypox in Africa.

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, revealed this at a virtual press briefing.

She explained that Nigeria recorded half of the fatalities linked to the disease, with others reported in Ghana and in the Central African Republic.

According to the last situation report on monkeypox dated August 14 and published by the NCDC, Nigeria had four deaths linked to the disease at the time.




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