Health

1,677 cholera cases reported in 12 states

  • 46 deaths reported in eight states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said 1,677 cases of cholera were reported in 12 states between August 30 and September 5, 2021.

In its latest situation report on cholera cases across the country, the Federal Government agency named the affected states as: Bauchi (566), Katsina (282), Sokoto (258), Yobe (183), Borno (179), Niger (94), Kaduna (66), Adamawa (34), Gombe (eight), Kano (four), Kebbi (two), and Nasarawa (one).

The report obtained by The Nation showed that Bauchi, Katsina and Sokoto states accounted for 66.3 per cent of the 1,677 suspected cases reported.

Also, 46 persons have died of the disease in eight states of Borno (13), Sokoto (12), Katsina (eight), Bauchi (six), Niger (three), Kaduna (two), Adamawa (one), and Kano (one) with a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 2.7 per cent.

As at September 5, 2021, a total of 69,925 suspected cases, including 2,323 deaths (CFR 3.3 per cent) have been reported from 25 states and the FCT, since the beginning of the outbreak this year.

Two new states – Osun and Ekiti – according to the agency, reported their cases though with dates of onset in weeks prior to the reporting week.

Of the suspected cases since the beginning of the year, the age group five to 14 years is the most affected between male and female.

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

To coordinate national response, the NCDC said it had activated a national multi-sectoral emergency operations centre (EOC) at level 02.

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