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Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 Jun;24(6):1149-1151. doi: 10.3201/eid2406.180017. Epub 2018 Jun 17.

Reemergence of Human Monkeypox in Nigeria, 2017.

Abstract

In Nigeria, before 2017 the most recent case of human monkeypox had been reported in 1978. By mid-November 2017, a large outbreak caused by the West African clade resulted in 146 suspected cases and 42 laboratory-confirmed cases from 14 states. Although the source is unknown, multiple sources are suspected.

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Human monkeypox ; Nigeria ; disease ; reemergence ; viruses ; zoonoses

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