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NCDC confirms over 3,000 deaths from cholera in 31 states, FCT

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday confirmed 3,208 deaths from 88,704 suspected cholera cases reported in the 31 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

In its epidemiological situation report for week 39, the agency said the cases were recorded in 366 local government areas and the FCT since the beginning of the year.

It listed the affected states as Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Ekiti Enugu, and FCT.

The rest are – Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers and Zamfara.

According to NCDC, three states – Bauchi (19,451 cases), Kano (12,116), and Jigawa (10,763) account for 48 percent of all cumulative cases.

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11 LGAs in five states – Bauchi (4), Zamfara (3), Jigawa (2), Kano (1), and Katsina (1) have reported more than 1,000 cases each since January this year.

The agency said: “35 LGAs in 13 states accounted for 737 suspected cases with a case fatality ratio of 1.5 percent. The states are Yobe (230), Zamfara (136), Bauchi (113), Sokoto (84), Adamawa (42), Katsina (35), Oyo (32), Ebonyi (26), Kebbi (26), Gombe (5), Nasarawa (4), Kano (3) and Abia (1).

“The breakdown of deaths recorded during the week showed the following: Sokoto (3), Yobe (3), Bauchi (3), Ebonyi (1), and Kebbi (1), with a case fatality ratio of 1.5 percent. Two new states (Ebonyi and Oyo) reported cases in week 39.”

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