According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Africa (CDC Africa), around 13 African nations have recorded 6,883 cases of monkeypox.
According to the CDC Africa, 173 deaths were reported in 2022, with a case fatality rate of 2.5%. The overall number of reported monkeypox cases includes 5,992 suspected cases and 891 confirmed cases.
The eight endemic nations with documented cases are Benin, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria.
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According to the health organization, Egypt, Morocco, Mozambique, South Africa, and Sudan are the five non-endemic countries.
WHO has declared monkeypox a worldwide public health emergency, prompting CDC Africa to request that African nations increase their laboratory diagnostic skills and genome sequencing capacity.
The health organization also requested that African states produce and disseminate risk communication messages, both generic and targeted to vulnerable populations and communities.
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