The national coordinator of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, on Monday, October 9, announced that the monkey pox outbreak may have spread to 7 states in Nigeria.
Media sources report that Ihekweazu said suspected cases of the disease have been reported in 6 states after the initial discovery in Bayelsa on September 22.
He listed the states likely to have been affected as:
4. Akwa Ibom
7. Cross Rivers