First death: Nigerian man dies of monkeypox

(ORDO NEWS) — In Nigeria, the first death was recorded, the cause of which was monkeypox. Information about this was published on the official website of the Nigerian Center for Disease Prevention and Control.

The report noted that as of May 29, there were already 21 confirmed cases of monkeypox infection and one of them was fatal.

The virus has led to the death of a 40-year-old resident of Nigeria. It is worth noting that he also suffered from some concomitant diseases, and also took fairly strong immunosuppressants.

To date, a thorough genomic surveillance of the monkeypox virus is being carried out at the NCDC laboratory, which is located on the territory of Abuja.

Experts have officially confirmed that absolutely all recorded cases of infection were provoked by the West African type of monkeypox virus.

Experts from Nigeria say that among all cases, there was no country of transmission of the virus or a new one. It is worth paying attention to the fact that clinical manifestations, symptoms, virulence have been documented.

The first human infection with monkeypox was in 1970. The infected person lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

In the same year, in May, cases of monkeypox infection began to be recorded in many countries around the world. The largest number of patients live in the UK, Portugal and Spain.

The World Health Organization has issued a statement that there are “moderate risks” to the world’s population. At the same time, WHO notes that at any moment the situation can change dramatically.

In turn, Igor Kuzin, chief sanitary doctor of Ukraine, is completely sure that the outbreak of monkeypox in Ukraine is completely excluded.

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