Nigeria records 429 cholera cases, 17 deaths
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 14, 2023
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the country has recorded a total of 429 suspected cases of cholera, including 17 deaths, so far in 2023.
The NCDC disclosed this in its Cholera situation weekly epidemiological report for week four January 2, 2023 to January 29th 2023, posted on its official website.
The report revealed that the cases were reported from 11 states across 24 Local Government Areas.
The agency decried the difficulty in accessing some communities due to security concerns, open defecation in affected communities, inadequate health facility and poor hygiene practice
However the report noted that it will continue training on cholera surveillance