The Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has announced the laboratory confirmation of six additional cases among the suspected cases for Monkeypox.

These include two cases each in Bayelsa and Akwa Ibom states, one in Enugu State and one in the Federal Capital Territory.

With this, there are nine confirmed cases of Monkeypox in Nigeria.

Announcing this in his office yesterday, Dr Ehanire noted that the investigations are ongoing to see if any of the new cases has a link with the Bayelsa cluster, where the outbreak started.

He called for calm among members of the public, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is working with all affected states to ensure case finding and adequate management.

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