Reemergence of Human Monkeypox in Nigeria, 2017.Emerg Infect Dis. 2018 06; 24(6):1149-1151.EI
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.