Saturday, October 23

Northern Nigeria records 3541 cholera cases in 2 weeks

Northern Nigeria has recorded 3541 cholera cases in just two weeks.

Six states in Northern Nigeria reported 3,541 cases of cholera in the last two weeks, 13 June to 26 June precisely, with 325 dead in six months.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), gave the figures in Abuja today.

Most affected is Bauchi state, which has recorded 2,139 cases, about one-seventh of the 14,343 cases posted from January to June.

Kano, is the second worst affected state. It logged 937 cases in the last two weeks.

Other states with cholera cases in the last two weeks are Zamfara with 169 cases and Kaduna with 129.

Niger reported 62 cases and Plateau nine.

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