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Cholera kills 2404 in 27 States

Nigeria Center for Disease Control reported that the country has documented 72,910 suspected cases of cholera, including 2404 deaths throughout 27 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja, as of September 12.

Data imply a Case Fatality Rate of 3.3%, with the age range of 5 to 14 years being the most impacted.

The NCDC announced this on Monday in its Cholera Situation Weekly Epidemiological Report, which was published on its official website.

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, and Yobe.

The health agency reported a 58% decline in new suspected cases (1,182) in week 36, compared to 1’677 cases in week 35.

While Bauchi, with 472 cases; Katsina, with 194 cases, and Borno, with 106 cases, account for 65.5% of the 1,182 suspected cases reported in week 36, according to the study.

Additionally, the NCDC stated that three states, Bauchi (18,822 cases), Kano (10,187 cases), and Jigawa (9,300 cases), account for 53% of all cumulative cases.

According to the study, “13 states reported 1,182 suspected cases during the reporting week — Bauchi (472), Katsina (472). (194),

Borno (106), Jigawa (95), Yobe (80), Kaduna (68), Adamawa (63), Sokoto (38) Gombe (34) and Abia (34).

(13), Taraba (10) Ogun (8), and Niger (8). (1).