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Cholera kills 233 in 31 states, 173 die of Lassa Fever – NCDC


The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has revealed that a total of 10, 217 suspected cases of cholera, including 233 deaths, have been recorded in 31 states this year.

 Speaking at a ministerial briefing where he gave an update on COVID-19 response and development in the health sector, Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa said on Tuesday October 11, that there's a 47 percent increase in the number of new suspected cholera cases in August epidemiological week 36-39 (4017) compared with July epidemiological  week 31-35 (2151). 

Adetifa also said there's been 933 confirmed cases and 173 deaths from Lassa fever as at Week 39, from 25 states. Out of all the confirmed cases, 71 percent were from Ondo, Edo and Bauchi States. 

 He also said that out of 18,545 confirmed measles cases, 234 deaths were recorded as at week 39 in 36 states and the  Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Out of 1,180 suspected Monkeypox cases, 481 cases were confirmed and seven deaths have been recorded this year. 

Adetifa also said that COVID-19 cases had continued to decline in various countries, and case trends in Nigeria have varied.  

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