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Cholera outbreak: Nigeria recorded more deaths

The DG, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) on Monday in Abuja revealed that Nigeria has recorded 1,178 deaths from cholera in 37,819 suspected cases in 24 states and the Federal Capital Territory as of August 14.

Dr Chikwe stated that it affected mostly Benue, Sokoto,Bayelsa, Kogi, Delta, Zamfara, and Gombe, also Kaduna, Plateau, Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa, Kebbi, Niger, Crosss River, Kastina, Yobe, Nasarawa, Enugu, Adamawa, Kwara, Borno, Taraba and the FCT.

He highlighted the reduced number of cases witnessed in the last 2 weeks and said there have been a minor improvements so far.

The NCDC boss also said that no new state has reported cases of cholera, he added that the national multisectoral EOC activated at level 2 continues to coordinate the national response to the cholera outbreak.

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