Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris has confirmed two suspected cases of Monkey Pox in the state capital on Monday.
The two suspected cases were discovered in a private hospital, of which they have been put under serious surveillance to further prevent the spread of the virus.
Fears of a fresh outbreak of the disease emerged after Nigerian health chiefs declared dozens of cases have been reported across the country, including two in the country’s largest city, Lagos.
The rare contagious disease is transmitted through wild animals and can prove fatal to humans with younger people said to be most at risk.
There is no known treatment but vaccinations for smallpox, which was eradicated in 1980, have shown to be effective to halt the spread.