NCDC confirms over 2000 cholera cases and 84 deaths in eight months
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on September 21, 2023
A total of 84 deaths have been recorded from cholera, while 2,860 people are suspected to have been infected with the disease from January to August, 2023, according to the data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.
The situation report for weeks 31 to 34, released yesterday revealed that 25 states across 124 Local Government Areas reported the suspected cases, with a case-fatality ratio of 2.9 per cent.
The cholera situation report showed that, of the suspected cases since the beginning of the year, age groups lesser than five years are mostly affected, followed by the age groups five to 14 years in aggregate of both males and females.
It also showed that of all suspected cases, 51 per cent are males and 49 per cent are females.
The states that have reported the cases so far in the country are Plateau, Zamfara, Cross River, Katsina, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Niger, Abia, Jigawa, Kano, Ondo, Borno, Kaduna, Bauchi, Sokoto, Gombe among others.