The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has issued a red alert for monkeypox among Nigerians.
The NCDC Director-General was followed by this.
Ifedayo Adetifa revealed that the health department has noticed an increase in instances of monkeypox in the nation.
Adetifa warned that if the current trajectory continues, Nigeria might match or exceed the peak number of cases seen in 2017 when monkeypox reemerged.
She made this statement during a virtual media dialogue on monkeypox on Tuesday, June 28.
In addition, he revealed that as of June 22, there have been over 3,000 laboratory-confirmed cases of monkeypox in numerous nations since January 1 and one death from the virus.
The NCDC DG added that the potential risk of discrimination and stigmatization from these false narratives requires urgent social and behavior change intervention.
The NCDC DG also stated that the prevailing media perception and misinformation on monkeypox had fuelled false narratives about the virus.