The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) says 46 new deaths related to suspected cholera were recorded in the country in the past week.
The NCDC announced on Tuesday morning at its official confirmation Website that the status report was published based on the data submitted by the 36 states and the federal capital territory for the respective reporting week.
It stated that eight states were responsible for the new cholera deaths. < / p>
The health agency said in its epidemiological report from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5, a total of 2,323 people have died from suspected cholera infection in 25 states and the federal capital so far in the Territory (FCT), since the beginning 2021.
It reported 1,677 cholera infections were recorded in 12 states in one week, bringing the total number of suspected cases on Sept. ember increased to 69,925.
“In the reporting week, 12 states reported 1,677 suspected cases – Bauchi (566), Katsina (282), Sokoto (258), Yobe (183), Borno (179), Niger (94 ), Kaduna (66), Adamawa (34), Gombe (8), Kano (4), Kebbi (2) and Nasarawa (1), “says the report.
” In week 35 (1,667) there was a 58% decrease in the number of new suspected cases compared to week 34 (3,992).
“Of the reported cases, there were 46 deaths in Borno (13), Sokoto (12), Katsina (8), Bauchi (6), Niger (3), Kaduna (2), Adamawa (1) and Kano (1) states with a weekly mortality rate (CFR) of 2.7%.
“25 states and the FCT reported suspected cholera cases in 2021. These are Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Osun, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba , Yobe and Zamfara.
“As of September 5, 2021, a total of 69,925 suspected cases, including 2,323 deaths (CFR 3.3%) from 25 states and FCT in 2021, were reported.
“Two new states (Osun and Ekiti) reported cases, but with dates starting weeks prior to week 35,” it explained.
The NCDC added that the national multi-sector EOC activated at level 02 continues coordinating the national response.
Cholera is a water-borne disease with a high risk of transmission due to inadequate sanitation and disruption of clean water supplies.
Incorrect disposal of garbage and practices such as open defecation endanger the safety of drinking water and for personal use, leading to verre eradication of water-borne diseases such as cholera, and without adequate WASH, Nigeria remained at risk of cholera cases and deaths.