Abia state has confirmed the nine cases of monkeypox in the state.
Doctor Peace Nwogwugwu, the state’s epidemiologist, made the announcement at a one-day sensitisation workshop organised by the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) in collaboration with Abia Ministry of Health.
Nwogwugwu said, “Currently, 40 suspected cases have been investigated and nine confirmed in five local government areas of the state,” said Dr Nwogwugwu.
“Umuahia North, Umuahia South, Ikwuano and Umunneochi local government areas had two cases each, while Aba North had one case.
“Government has ensured that all necessary outbreak response activities have been activated.
“This is to quickly contain the outbreak within the shortest period.”