Nigeria Records 447 Suspected Cholera Cases Says NCDC

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) says no fewer than 6 states – Cross River (397), Zamfara (25), Ebonyi (11), Abia (9), Bayelsa (3) and Kano (2), have reported 447 suspected cholera cases in weeks 5 to 9 of 2023.

The NCDC disclosed this via its official website on Monday.

It said 12 states have reported suspected cholera cases since the beginning of 2023 – Abia, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Sokoto and Zamfara.

The NCDC’s epidemiological report showed that of all the cases recorded since the beginning of 2023, Cross River state accounted for 70 per cent of the cumulative cases across the country, with its 647 cases.

It said that Cross River’s 16 deaths, accounted for 50 per cent of all cholera deaths in the country.

The NCDC added that of all suspected cases, 54 per cent were males and 46 per cent were females.

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