There’s been a decrease in cases of cholera in the country – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that there’s been a decrease in the number of reported cases of cholera in the country.

A weekly epidemiological report released on Tuesday July 27, showed that Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa, Yobe, Kwara and the FCT have all reported cases of Cholera.

As at July 22, a total of 22,130 suspected cases have been reported from these 18 states and the FCT.

Bauchi, Kano and Plateau have the highest cases and account for 91 percent of the 3,519 cases reported in those weeks. Out of the suspected cases, 51 percent are male while 49 percent are female. 28 percent of all reported cases are between ages five and 14 years.

It read; 

“There has been a decrease in the number of new cases in the last two weeks. Bauchi (2438), Kano (674), and Plateau (87) account for 91% of 3,519 cases.

“No new state reported cases in epi week 28, total of 1,634 suspected cases were reported this week representing a 13.3% decrease compared to 1885 suspected cases recorded in week 27.

“As at July 22, 2021, a total of 22,130 suspected cases including 526 deaths (CFR 2.4%) have been reported from 18 states and FCT.

“Of the reported cases since the beginning of the year, 28% are aged 5 – 14 years. Of all suspected cases, 51% are males and 49% are females.”