Monkeypox can be transmitted through s3x- NCDC

Monkeypox, a disease endemic to West and Central African countries, can be transmitted through sexual intercourse, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has warned.

This is as a medical virologist and immunologist noted that the disease is deadlier in patients suffering from other diseases.

Monkeypox, a rare disease that is caused by infection with the monkeypox virus, belongs to the Orthopoxvirus genus in the family Poxviridae.

The disease has recently surfaced in some European countries, with 66 suspected cases reported so far in Nigeria in 2022.The NCDC noted that of the 66, no fewer than 21 cases had been confirmed but countries such as the United Kingdom, the US, Portugal, Spain, Israel, Lebanon and Canada among others have reported cases.

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