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Cholera Outbreak Kills 12 In Northern Nigeria As NCDC Records 3098 Active Infections

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Cholera Outbreak Kills 12 In Northern Nigeria In 7 Days As NCDC Records 3098 Active Infections

At least 63 person’s died in one week in 10 States, an epidemiological report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has stated.

During the same period, 3,098 suspected cholera cases were recorded in 12 States.

The States with the suspected cases of cholera were: Bauchi, 1,145; Katsina, 691; Zamfara, 454; Yobe, 216; Sokoto, 196; Jigawa, 187; Kano, 80; Niger, 79; Borno, 30; FCT, 11; Adamawa, 6 and Kebbi, 3.

According to the report, Bauchi, Katsina and Zamfara accounted for 73.9 percent of the 3,098 suspected cases.

The deaths were recorded in Katsina, 19; Bauchi, 16; Niger, 7; Zamfara, 6; Jigawa, 4; Sokoto, 4; Borno, 4; Yobe, 1; Kano, 1; and Adamawa, 1.

The national case fatality rate (CFR) was 2 percent.

In total, since the beginning of the year, 58,698 suspected cases with 2,035 deaths have been recorded in 23 States and the FCT.

Furthermore, the age group 5 to 14 years is the most affected age group for both male and female. Also, of all suspected cases, 51 percent are males and 49 percent are females.

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