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Monkeypox: Nigeria to Receive Confirmatory Test Results on Friday – Official

Monkeypox: Nigeria to Receive Confirmatory Test Results on Friday – Official

NEWS
Results of laboratory tests to confirm or refute the outbreak of monkeypox in Nigeria will be out on Friday, the national coordinator, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, Chikwe Ihekweazu, has disclosed. Mr. Ihekweazu made this known on Tuesday while responding to questions from members of the Senate Committee on Primary Health Care and Communicable Disease. The committee had invited him to tell them the current situation of monkeypox, a disease which broke out in Bayelsa State late last month. While intimating the senators on the job done so far, Mr. Ihekweazu said there is no confirmation yet if the over 30 suspected cases in three states were monkeypox. “We are confident that we have identified all the cases related to the issue in Bayelsa. We’ve sent samples from Baye