Isaac Adewole, minister of health, says the monkeypox virus has spread to 11 states with 74 suspected cases recorded.

Addressing state house correspondents after the federal executive meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, Adewole dismissed the reports that the military has been spreading the virus through vaccination.

The minister, who updated FEC on developments concerning the virus outbreak, listed the affected states as Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, Imo.

Others are Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as well as the federal capital territory.

On the alleged spread of the virus by the military, he said the military was never involved in any vaccination in the country.

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