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    Cholera Kills 20 In Delta Communities
    1 day ago

    No fewer than 20 persons have been confirmed dead following a cholera outbreak in coastal communities of Bomadi and Burutu local government areas of Delta State.

    The victims were mainly children, who were affected by the water-borne disease in the locality that lack quality water for drinking and other domestic uses.

    It was gathered that residents have expressed concern over the growing number of people with symptoms similar to cholera who have been visiting public hospitals and health centres in the area in the recent time...

  • #2

    Governor Diri gets vaccines, as Bayelsa records 222 cholera cases, 19 deaths
    By By Ebiowei Lawal - Yenagoa On Apr 4, 2021

    Following a recent outbreak of cholera across 30 communities in Bayelsa State that led to 19 deaths and 222 reported cases, the Governor of the state, Senator Douye Diri, has purchased oral cholera vaccines to stop the spread of the disease.

    According to a statement signed by the State Commissioner for Health, Dr Pabara Newton Igwele, in Yenagoa, Local Government Rapid Response Teams (RRT) have been established to ensure active surveillance and response to any case of acute gastroenteritis or suspected cholera...


    • #3

      Eight dead, 512 hospitalised in Plateau cholera outbreak
      James Abraham
      10 June 2021

      THE Plateau State Government on Wednesday said the death toll in the cholera outbreak in the state had risen to eight.

      The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Nimkong Lar, who disclosed this in an interview with The PUNCH in Jos on Wednesday, also said a total of 512 persons had been infected with the disease.

      According to him, out of the total number of infected persons, 484 patients had been discharged from various hospitals where they were receiving treatment.

      The Commissioner said, “Right now, we have problem at hand because as at Wednesday, eight persons have died as a result of the cholera outbreak in the state. So far, 512 persons have been infected while 484 of them have been discharged.”

      Lar noted that the infected persons were spread across seven local governement areas; Jos North, Jos South, Bokkos, Barkin Ladi, Riyom, Bassa and Jos East LGAs...


      • #4
        Outbreaks and Emergencies Bulletin, Week 24: 07 - 13 June 2021

        Nigeria Cholera

        6 738 Cases
        221 Deaths
        3.3% CFR


        Since the start of 2021 there have been frequent short cholera
        outbreaks recorded in 16 states in Nigeria. Cholera was laboratory
        confirmed by culture in 11 of these states and by rapid diagnostic
        test (RDT) in three states, and the outbreak was controlled before
        confirmation in a further three states (Adamawa, Cross River and
        Kebbi). As of 1 June 2021, active cholera outbreaks have been
        reported in five states: Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Plateau and

        As of 31 May 2021, a total of 6 738 suspected cases of cholera,
        with 221 deaths (case fatality ratio 3.3%) have been reported from
        16 states. Kano (1 855) and Zamfara (1 859) states have the
        highest number of reported cases in northern Nigeria. Bayelsa
        and Delta states had the highest number of cases in the southern
        regions, but these outbreaks have since been controlled.

        In Kano State, as of 1 June 2021, a total of 1 855 cases including
        78 deaths (CFR 4.0%) had been reported by 28 local government
        areas (LGAs) since the start of 2021. Out of 90 samples tested, 35
        were positive for cholera by RDT and ten were positive for Vibrio
        cholerae 01 by culture. There was a sharp increase in the number
        of weekly reported cases in week 11 (week ending 13 March
        2021) with more than 400 cases reported, some cases reported in
        week 14 and cases reported consistently in weeks 16-20. The
        most affected age group has been 5-10 years. Since 8 April 2021
        there was only one day with no reported cases.

        In Zamfara State, as of 7 June 2021, a total of 1 859 cases including
        11 deaths (CFR 0.6%) have been reported from five LGAs. The
        majority (1 758; 95.0%) of the cases were from Gusau (state
        capital) LGA.

        In Bauchi State, as of 30 May 2021, a total of 709 cases with 28
        deaths (CRF 4.0%) have been reported from 10 local governmental
        areas (LGAs) since 1 April 2021. The majority of cases (487;
        69.0%) were reported from Bauchi LGA, which includes the state
        capital city. A total of 19 out of 21 samples tested have been
        confirmed for cholera by culture. The peak in the number of
        weekly reported cases was observed in week 21 when 376 cases
        were reported, including 21 deaths. An oral cholera vaccine (OCV)
        campaign was carried out in one LGA in Bauchi State in 2018.

        In Plateau State, the outbreak was first reported on the 11 May
        2021. As of 6 June 2021, a total of 464 cases and 7 deaths (CFR
        1.5%) from seven LGAs. Jos north and Jos (metropolitan) LGAs
        account for 440 (95%) of the reported cases. A total of 53
        samples had been confirmed by RDT and four by culture.
        Active case search for suspected cholera cases is ongoing in
        affected local government areas.


        Outbreak response has been supported by agencies and
        partners, including WHO, RUWASSA, Médicines Sans
        Frontièrs, UNICEF, BASEPA, BSWB, and SEMA.

        Several states have drafted a cholera mitigation plan.

        Water sanitation and hygiene activities include well chlorination and
        decontamination of affected households, as well as
        referral of detected cases to cholera treatment centres, in
        Bauchi State.

        Risk communication and community engagement activities are
        ongoing, along with active case search and hygiene promotion
        in affected areas.

        National authorities are being supported in increasing capacity
        for early case detection and investigation.


        Cholera is endemic in Nigeria, and some states, mainly in the
        north of the country, report cases around twice a year. However,
        the number of cases reported so far in 2021 has already exceeded
        the total number of cases reported in the whole of 2019 (3 513)
        and 2020 (1 803).
        Oral cholera vaccine (OVC) campaigns carried
        out in the north east of the country in 2019 and 2020 possibly
        contributed to relatively low numbers in these two years. Cases
        have been reported from both densely populated urban areas as
        well as rural areas and it appears that inadequate water sanitation
        and hygiene conditions remain the main risk factors for surging
        Late care seeking also contributes to spread of the disease
        through communities. While most states have been able to
        contain outbreaks, challenges have been identified around poor
        coordination between state and national response, inadequate
        health facilities, poor capacity for sample collection and transportation
        and problems with diagnosis in affected states. Additionally,
        there has been inadequate and delayed reporting of cases from
        affected LGAs. Response to the COVID-19 pandemic has added
        an additional burden to the health system and its ability to
        respond to other outbreaks. Local and national authorities and
        partners need urgently to address these challenges to prevent
        spread of the disease
        both within already affected LGAs and
        "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
        -Nelson Mandela


        • #5

          Cholera: 289 Nigerians killed in six months – Official
          Between January and June 22, 2021, a total of 10,833 suspected cholera cases have been reported including 112 laboratory confirmed cases.
          byEbuka Onyeji
          June 22, 2021

          While Nigeria is upbeat about the sharp decline in the cases of coronavirus infection, the country’s centre for disease control (NCDC) has said a total of 289 Nigerians have died from Cholera disease between January and June, 2021.

          NCDC, which disclosed this in a statement on Monday, a copy of which PREMIUM TIMES obtained, noted that the disease is currently ravaging eight states of the federation.

          The disease centre listed the affected states as Plateau, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Zamfara, Bayelsa and Kaduna...


          • #6

            169 die of cholera outbreak in Kano
            Published on July 31, 2021
            By Amos Tauna

            The Director of Public Health, Kano State Ministry of Health, Dr Ashiru Rajab has disclosed that 169 people have died of Cholera outbreak ravaging 41 out of the 44 local government areas in the State.

            Speaking with newsmen, she explained that the casualties were recorded in three months in the State.

            According to her, 191 persons affected with the disease are currently receiving treatments in various health facilities in the state.

            The Director of Public Health assured that the state government was doing everything possible to arrest the situation.

            She explained that the state has recorded 5,221 cases in the last three months, saying that about 4,860 were treated and discharged.

            Currently, she further explained, “we have 191 active cases in different facilities across the State, while 169 deaths were recorded across the 41 Local Government Areas of the state.”...


            • #7

              Cholera: Confirmed cases now 1,000, death toll hits 69 in FCT
              Deborah Tolu-Kolawole
              31 July 2021

              The number of confirmed cholera cases in the Federal Capital Territory has hit 1,000 as the number of deaths also increased to 69.

              The new figures were disclosed in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Authoroty, Anthony Ogunleye, and titled ‘Cholera cases drop as FCTA makes concerted efforts to check spread.’

              The Minister of State for the FCT, Aramark Tijani, last week disclosed that the FCT was experiencing a surge in cholera cases as death toll rose to 60 in 72 hours.

              The acting Secretary, Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCT, Dr. Mohammad Kawu, was quoted in the statement as saying, “There were 69 fatalities from over 1,000 confirmed cases of the disease in the FCT, while the other victims have been treated and discharged from health facilities....


              • #8

                Nigeria hit by deadly cholera surge focused on north
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                Thomson Reuters
                Aug 2, 2021 | 5:56 AM
                By Hamza Ibrahim

                KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigeria has been hit by a surge in cholera cases in recent weeks, focused on the country’s north and adding to a public health crisis accompanied by a rise in COVID-19 cases.

                “In the last two weeks we had new and resurgence cases,” Dr. Bashir Lawan Muhammad, the state epidemiologist and deputy director of public health for northern economic hub Kano State, told Reuters.

                He said the rainy season was making it worse, while insecurity in the north, where the authorities have been battling Islamist militants and armed criminals, was also hindering the authorities’ ability to respond.

                Twenty-two of Nigeria’s 36 states, as well as the federal capital territory Abuja, have suspected cases of cholera, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC). The illness, which is caused by contaminated water, can kill within hours if not treated.

                The surge has been focused in the north of the country, where health systems are least prepared...


                • #9

                  Wed Aug 25 2021

                  By John Adama

                  Cholera has killed eight persons while 66 others are hospitalized in three local governments areas of Kogi State.

                  Kogi State Ministry of Health listed the affected local governments as Ankpa, Kogi and Lokoja.



                  • #10

                    Cholera Outbreak: Death toll hits 150 in Katsina
                    September 5, 2021
                    By Bashir Bello

                    The Death toll and the number of persons who lost their lives to the Cholera outbreak in Katsina State have risen from 101 to 150.

                    The Executive Secretary, Katsina State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Shamsudeen Yahaya confirmed this to Vanguard over the weekend.

                    Dr. Yahaya said a total of 5,677 confirmed cases were recorded across 33 out of 34 local government areas that made up the state...



                    Nigeria: Ogun Moves to Curtail Cholera Outbreak
                    6 September 2021
                    Vanguard (Lagos)

                    Ogun State has stepped up efforts to curtail the recent outbreak of cholera in Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.

                    Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, said in a statement issued on Monday in Abeokuta that the reported outbreak was predominant among motorcycle riders and scavengers.

                    She stated that the index case was reported to have returned to the state from elsewhere, while the public toilet used was the channel of transmission...


                    • #11

                      Posted on September 13, 2021 by Lee Jay
                      Nigeria cholera death toll reaches over 2,000 people
                      Kanako Mita and Sawako Utsumi
                      Modern Tokyo Times

                      The cholera death toll in Nigeria is unrelenting and widespread. Henceforth, by early September, the death toll from cholera reached over 2,000 people. Therefore, the death toll will continue to flow at a time of endless ethnic and religious problems – while other health care issues also blight Nigeria.

                      According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the current cholera crisis concerns 23 states. At the last count (September 2), the death toll hit 2,141 out of a total of 65,145 suspected cholera cases. Thus, the current Case Fatality Rate is 3.3 percent....


                      • #12

                        Cholera kills 2,404 Nigerians since January: NCDC
                        Published By: PM NEWS Editor
                        21st September, 2021

                        The cholera outbreak in Nigeria has killed 2,404 people this year, more than the fatalities from the COVID-19 pandemic.

                        In its latest report, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control said the cholera death toll is the cumulative from January...


                        • #13

                          Cholera kills 2,809, NCDC lists challenges in tackling disease
                          Deborah Tolu-Kolawole
                          29 September 2021

                          THE Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Tuesday blamed state governments for providing poor and inconsistent reports on cholera situation in the country.

                          This was as the centre identified inadequate personnel in states for management of cholera cases.

                          The NCDC made its position known in a cholera report made available to The PUNCH on Tuesday.

                          A tally by The PUNCH revealed that no fewer than 2,809 Nigerians had lost their lives to the disease within nine months...


                          • #14

                            NCDC reports 93,362 suspected cholera cases, 3,283 deaths
                            Posted on October 30, 2021 Author Appolonia Adeyemi

                            The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have reported 93,362 suspected cholera cases, resulting in the deaths of 3,283 persons in 32 states of the federation in 2021. In a Cholera Situation Report tagged ‘Weekly Epidemiological Report 18; Epi Week 41 spanning October 11 to 17, 2021, the NCDC stated that 32 states and the Federal Capital territory (FCT) have reported the suspected cholera cases in 2021.

                            “These are Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara and Lagos states. Other states that reported cholera outbreaks and deaths are Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers and Zamfara In the reporting week, seven states that reported 417 suspected cases are Yobe (121), Adamawa (86), Borno (71), Zamfara (67), Niger (49), Katsina (14) and Kaduna (9) There was a 22 per cent decrease in the number of new suspected cases in week 41 (417) compared with week 40 (535)...


                            • #15

                              Cholera: Nigeria records four deaths, as cases hits 100,057
                              Borno State in the North-east and Kebbi State in the North-west accounted for 67 per cent of the cases.
                              by Mariam Ileyemi
                              November 15, 2021

                              On Sunday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) released the latest epidemiological report, which revealed that four deaths and 78 suspected cholera cases were reported in the country from November 1 to 7, 2021.

                              The centre noted on its Facebook page that as of November 7, 2021, a total of 3,449 deaths and 100, 057 suspected cases have been reported across 32 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, representing a Case Fatality Rate (CFR) of 3.4 per cent...