25th August, 2022
By Ihechinyere Chigemeri-Uwom
Investigations into forty suspected cases of monkeypox have yielded nine confirmed cases in Abia state.
Mrs. Peace Nwogwugwu, the state’s epidemiologist, made the assertion on Wednesday in Umuahia.
She spoke at a one-day sensitisation workshop organised by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in collaboration with the Abia Ministry of Health.
“Currently, 40 suspected cases of monkeypox have been investigated and nine confirmed in five local government areas (LGA) of the state.
“Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ikwuano and Umunneochi local government areas had two cases of monkeypox each, while Aba North had one case of monkeypox.”
“The government has ensured that all necessary outbreak response activities have been activated. This is to quickly contain the outbreak within the shortest period, “Nwogwugwu said.