1,110 dead as cholera revages 29 states in Nigeria – NCDC

Outbreak of Hemorrhagic Fever Claim Lives in Edo State
Nigeria has recorded 1,110 deaths this year from cholera outbreaks in 29 states in Nigeria as the sickness claims more lives in more parts of the country. The death figure this year is a several times higher than the 84 recorded inside the relating time frame in 2017, the Nigerian Center for Disease Control (NCDC) revealed in its week by week epidemiological report. The report for week 43 demonstrated that 48,686 speculated cholera cases were recorded between weeks 1 and 43 of 2018, with 829 research facility affirmed from 239 local government area in the 29 states. In 2017, cholera outbreaks within weeks 1 to 43 recorded 3642 presumed cases and 84 deaths from 70 local government areas in 19 states. Eight states most hit in the current outbreaks are Adamawa, Borno, Katsina, Yobe, Zamfara, Bauchi Kano and Gombe. In week 43 alone, 454 presumed cases with two research facility affirmed and 30 deaths (CFR, 6.6 percent) were reported from 29 local governments in the eight states. These are Adamawa 106, Bauchi 5, Borno 197, Gombe 7, Kano 4, Katsina 22, Yobe 76 and Zamfara 37. This is likewise essentially higher than was recorded in 2017. In 2017, 108 presumed cases and three deaths were reported for from six local governments in four states during a same period. The situation report from Yobe as reported by Reliefweb demonstrates that cholera cases were 1,777 with 61 related deaths. In the state, 584 cases were reported in Gulani LGA, 485 in Gujba LGA and 460 in Damaturu LGA. Fune LGA reported 181 cases, while 67 cases were reported in Potiskum LGA.

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