Monkeypox Outbreak: The Virus, Fears and Cases in Nigeria

In 2021, cases of monkeypox have been reported in Nigeria in the following states: Delta, Lagos, Bayelsa, Rivers, Edo, Federal Capital Territory, Niger, and Ogun.
Recent cases of monkeypox have been reported among US travelers returning from Lagos and Ibadan, Nigeria.


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Travelers to Nigeria should avoid contact with sick people, animals such as rodents (rats, squirrels) and non-human primates (monkeys, chimpanzees), products that come from wild animals (including wild game), and contaminated materials (such as clothing or bedding) used by sick people or animals.
Seek medical care immediately if you develop fever, chills, new swollen lymph nodes, and/or new skin rash, and avoid contact with others. If possible, call ahead before going to a healthcare facility.
Delay travel by public transportation until you have been cleared by a healthcare provider or public heath officials.

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