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Uneasy Sleep As Nigeria records 17 deaths and 429 suspected Cholera cases,


According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 429 suspected cases of cholera, including 17 deaths, were documented in the country in 2023.
The NCDC reported cases from 11 states and 24 local government areas in its latest Cholera epidemiological report for week four (January 2-29), which was uploaded on its official website.

According to the announcement, as of January 29, 2023, a total of 429 suspected cases, including 17 deaths (CFR 4.0%), have been recorded from 11 states.

It went on to say,

“Of the probable instances since the beginning of the year, men and females between the ages of 0 and 5 years have been the most afflicted.”

Of all suspected cases, according to the statement, 51 percent are males and 49 percent are females. Six states – Cross River (242 cases), Ebonyi (86 cases), Niger (38 cases), Abia (35 cases), and Ondo (10 cases) account for 96% of all cumulative cases. The statement further explained that more than five cases of the disease were reported this year in 15 LGAs across nine states, Ebonyi (4), Cross River (3), Ondo (2), Bayelsa (1), Abia (1), Katsina (1), Sokoto (1) Niger (1) and Zamfara (1).

For management of patients, the agency lamented the difficulty in accessing some communities due to security concerns, open defecation in affected communities, lack of potable drinking water in some rural areas and urban slums, poor hygiene practices in most cholera-affected communities and inadequate health facility infrastructure and cholera commodities.

In curbing the spread of the disease, it explained that it would continue training on cholera surveillance and hotspot mapping and develop state-level preparedness and response plans.