Cholera claimed almost 3,500 lives in 2021 – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s latest epidemiological data on cholera has revealed that 3,449 Nigerians have died of the disease since the beginning of the year.


According to the NCDC, four deaths were reported from two states with a case fatality ratio of 5.1 per cent.


Furthermore, 100,057 suspected cases of the disease have been reported in 32 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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The states are, Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Enugu, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers, Zamfara and the FCT.


Between November 1 and 7, 2021, six states reported 78 suspected cases – Borno (32), Kebbi (20), Adamawa (19), Cross River (three), Ogun (two), and Oyo (two).


The NCDC said, “Of the suspected cases since the beginning of the year, age group five to 14 years is the most affected between male and female. 


“Of all suspected cases, 50 per cent are males and 50 per cent are females.  Four states – Bauchi (19,470 cases) Jigawa (12,965 cases), Kano (12,116 cases), and Zamfara (11,101 cases) – account for 56 per cent of fall cumulative cases.  “Twelve local government areas (LGAs) across five states – Bauchi (four), Zamfara (four), Jigawa (two), Kano (one), and Katsina (one) – have reported more than 1,000 cases each this year.”

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