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Cholera infects 922, kills 32 in nine weeks – NCDC

Not fewer than 922 persons have been infected with cholera while 32 others were killed in nine weeks – between January 2 to March 5, 2023 – according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC).

The states with cases of cholera are: Cross River (647), Ebonyi (97), Abia (72), Niger (38), and Zamfara (28), Bayelsa (16), Ondo (10), Katsina (five), Kano (three), Sokoto (three), Bauchi (two), and Osun (one).

Deaths were recorded in the following states: Cross River (16), Ebonyi (six), Abia (six), Niger (two), Zamfara (one) and Bayelsa (one).

The NCDC’s epidemiological report showed that of all the cases recorded since the beginning of the year, Cross River had 647 cases of cholera, accounting for 70 per cent of the cumulative cases across the country.

The state also recorded 16 deaths, accounting for 50 per cent of all cholera deaths in the country.

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