Reported monkeypox cases in Africa pass 2,100

So far, 2,101 monkeypox cases have been reported in the African contintent, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) announced, News.Az reports citing foreign media.

As many as 75 people have died from the monkeypox infection in the African continent.

Out of the 2,101 monkeypox cases that have been reported in Africa, some 1,818 of them are suspected cases while 283 are confirmed cases.

Figures from the Africa CDC showed that 70 new monkeypox cases have been reported by three African countries during the past week. Ghana reported 16 confirmed cases, while Nigeria reported 16 confirmed and 37 suspected cases. Liberia reported one confirmed case.

Africa CDC, the healthcare agency of the African Union, said the number of new monkeypox cases reported during the past week registered a 7 percent decrease as compared to last week's briefing. Africa's monkeypox case fatality rate currently stands at 3.6 percent.


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