NCDC reports 1,182 suspected cholera cases in one week

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NCDC reports 1,182 suspected cholera cases in one week

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that 1,182 suspected cases of cholera had been recorded in 13 states, within one week.

The NCDC Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, disclosed  this to Newsmen  on Monday, in Abuja.

According to Ihekweazu, the centre’s epidemiological report for week 36 — Sept. 6 to 12, 2021, had indicated that 23 deaths were recorded within the period of  one-week in nine states, though with a noticeable 58 percent decrease in the number of suspected cases in week 36 (1,182) compared to 1,677 in week 35.

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“Bauchi recorded the highest figure of suspected cases with 472 infections, followed by Katsina with 194, while Borno recorded 106. The three states account for 65.3% of the 1,182 suspected cases reported in week 36,” he said.

“Amongst others states with new cases are: “Jigawa (95), Yobe (80), Kaduna (68), Adamawa (63),…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper