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Nigeria confirms 10 cholera fatalities, 210 cases in eight states



The Nigeria Centre for Disease and Prevention Control (NCDC) has confirmed 210 new cases of cholera and 10 fatalities in eight states across the country.

The NCDC confirmed these in its latest monthly situation report on Cholera posted on its website on Monday.

The cases, according to the agency, were recorded between July 31 and August 27.

It added that the number of suspected cases and fatalities resulting from cholera had decreased by 63 and 67 percent respectively compared to last year.

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NCDC revealed that the country had recorded 84 deaths, representing a Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) of 2.9 percent and 2,860 cases across 25 states as of August 27.

The report read: “Cumulatively, it shows that six states: Cross River (718 cases), Katsina (302 cases), Bayelsa (265 cases), Ebonyi (227 cases), Niger (136 cases) and Abia (118 cases) account for 62 percent of the suspected cases in 2023.

“For the 210 cases, Zamfara topped the infection chart with 190 cases followed by Kano and Bayelsa with seven and five cases respectively.

“Bauchi, Niger, and Borno states reported two cases each, while Gombe and Adamawa States had a single case each.”

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