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Adamawa worst hit as NCDC reports 148 suspected cholera cases in one week

Adamawa worst hit as NCDC reports 148 suspected cholera cases in one week
November 22
15:15 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 148 suspected cases were recorded in 6 states within one week.

The agency, in its epidemiological report for November 8 to November 14, said two deaths were recorded, with Adamawa and Gombe accounting for 85 percent of the total number of suspected cases.

With suspected cases now reported in 32 states and the federal capital territory (FCT), a total of 3,519 deaths have also been recorded.

According to the report, the total number of suspected cholera cases is now 102,684.

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“Thirty-two states and FCT have reported suspected cholera cases in 2021. These areAbia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, CrossRiver, Delta, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers and Zamfara,” the report reads.

“In the reporting week, 6 states reported 148 suspected cases-Adamawa(95), Gombe(30), Zamfara(12), Taraba(8) and Lagos(3).

“There was 62% decrease in the number of new suspected cases in week 45 (148) compared with week 44(392). Adamawa(95) and Gombe(30) account for 85% of 148 suspected cases reported in week 45.

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“During the reporting week, 16 Cholera Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) were conducted. RDT conducted were from Adamawa(15) and Taraba(1). Of this, a total of 15(94%) were positive by RDT.

“A total of 4 stool cultures were done in Zamfara(2) and Adamawa(2). All(100%) were positive. Of the cases reported, there were two deaths from one state reporting with a weekly case fatality ratio (CFR) of 1.4%.”

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