Nigeria confirms 15 new cases of monkeypox
16 August 2022 | 5:31 am
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has confirmed 15 new cases of monkeypox in nine states and the federal capital territory. The NCDC says that 60 new suspected cases were reported in the first week of this month.
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