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Nigeria Reports Cholera Cases

Nigeria has reported 81,413 associated cases of  cholera in the country with 2,791 recorded deaths. 

An epidiomology report gave by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) expressed that Cholera infection was active in 28 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in 2021. 

The states are Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers and Zamfara. 

As per the NCDC, 15 states revealed 1,825 presumed cases over the most recent multi week. 

The states included: Zamfara (524), Bauchi (347), YobIt said there was a 38 percent decline in suspected cases in week 37 (1,825) contrasted and week 36 (2,955). 

It said there was a 38 percent decline in suspected cases in week 37 (1,825) contrasted and week 36 (2,955). 

The report said: “Zamfara (524), Bauchi (347), Yobe (302), Katsina (282) and Borno (139) account for 87.3 percent of 1825 suspected cases reported in week 37

“During the reporting week, 36 Cholera Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) were conducted. RDT conducted were from Adamawa (18), Kaduna (11), Zamfara (2), Yobe (2), Abia (2) and Kwara (1).”

Of this, a total of 21 (58%) were positive by RDT

“A total of 10 Culture tests were conducted in Katsina (6), Adamawa (3) and Kaduna (1). Of this, two (20 percent) were positive.

“Of the cases reported, there were 55 deaths from Zamfara (19), Adamawa (7), Yobe (7), Jigawa (6) Katsina (5), Borno (5), Kebbi (2), Bauchi (2), and Kwara (2) states with a weekly case fatality ratio (CFR) of 3.0 percent,” it said.

The NCDC stated that cumulatively, as at September 19, 2021, a total of 81,413 suspected cases including 2,791 deaths

(CFR 3.4 percent) have been reported from 28 states and FCT in 2021.

The report stated that among the suspected cases since the beginning of the year, age group 5 – 14 years was the most affected age group for male and female.

Also, of all suspected cases, 50 percent are males and 50 percent are females.

In addition, the report said that three states of Bauchi (19,309 cases), Kano (11,783 cases) and Jigawa (10,758 cases), accounted for 51 per cent of all cumulative cases.

NCDC further said that 10 Local Government Areas across five states (Bauchi (4), Jigawa (2), Zamfara (2), Kano (1) and Katsina (1) have reported more than 1,000 cases.

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