The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), reported that the African continent has reported up to Thursday July 28, 2,101 cases of monkeypox, including 283 confirmed, and 75 deaths related to the disease since. the start of the current year.
Of the 2,101 monkeypox cases that have been reported in the continent, 1,818 are suspected cases while 283 are confirmed cases, Africa CDC said.
The Center, which reports to the African Union, notes that 70 new cases of monkeypox have been reported from three African countries in the past week (16 cases in Ghana, 16 confirmed cases and 37 suspected cases in Nigeria) and (one confirmed case in Liberia).
The case fatality rate from monkeypox in Africa currently stands at 3.6%.