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Cholera kills 32 in six states



NIGERIA Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC), Monday,  said that cholera had killed 32 persons in six states as of March 5, 2023.

  The states are Cross River, 16 death cases; Ebonyi, six; Abia, six; Niger, two; Zamfara, one and Bayelsa, one.

  Disclosing this through its official website, NCDC said the states had reported suspected cholera cases since the beginning of 2023.

  It listed the states as Abia, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Sokoto and Zamfara.

It also said 447 suspected cholera cases were recorded in weeks 5 to 9 in Cross River (397), Zamfara (25), Ebonyi (11), Abia (9), Bayelsa (3) and Kano (2).

  The NCDC’s epidemiological report showed that of all the cases recorded since the beginning of 2023, Cross River State accounted for 70 per cent of the cumulative cases across the country, with its 647 cases.

  The NCDC said: “National multi-sectoral Cholera Technical Working Group (TWG) continues to monitor response across states.

  It said that of the suspected cases since the beginning of 2023, the age group above 45 years was the most affected for males and females.

  The NCDC said that of all suspected cases, 54 per cent were males and 46 per cent were females.  

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