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  • Updated: November 26, 2022

Cholera: Death Toll Hits 466

466 deaths and a total of 19,228 suspected cases of cholera have been recorded so far in 2022, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) 

The agency disclosed this in its latest Cholera Situation weekly epidemiological report for weeks 40–43 posted on its official website.

According to the report, 31 states have reported suspected cholera cases in 2022.

Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease caused by Vibrio cholera, a gramme-negative rod-shaped bacterium.

The report reads in part: “Thirty-one states have reported suspected cholera cases in 2022. These are Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, kebbi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara.

“In the reporting month, seven states reported 5304 suspected cases – Borno (4920), Yobe (191), Gombe (93), Sokoto (81), Taraba (11), Bauchi (6), and Adamawa.

“There was a 28 per cent increase in the number of new suspected cases in October Epi week 40 – 43 (5304) compared with September Epi week 36 – 39 (4153).

“In the reporting week, Borno (514) and Yobe (2) reported 516 suspected cases.

“Borno and Yobe states account for 100 per cent of 516 suspected cases reported in week 43.

“During the reporting week, two Cholera Rapid Diagnostic Test was conducted in Borno 1 (100 per cent positive) and Yobe 1(0 per cent positive).

“One stool culture test was conducted from Borno state, 1(100 per cent positive) reporting in epi week 43.

“Of the cases reported, there was 1 death with a weekly case fatality ratio of 0.2 per cent.

“No new state reported cases in week 43.

“National multi-sectoral Cholera TWG continues to monitor response across states.”


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