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149 Killed In Cholera Outbreak in Nigeria

149 Killed In Cholera Outbreak Nationwide Since January

149 people have died in cholera outbreak nationwide since January this year, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Most of those killed are children, below the age of five years.

The Centre Director General, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, gave the figure in updated epidemiological report on the epidemic on Thursday.

According to the centre, the 149 deaths were recorded from 5,451 suspected cases recorded in 13 states.

Yobe State recorded 918 cases, Borno (679), Taraba (676), Cross River (650), Katsina (378), Kano (333), Jigawa (317), Ondo (283), and 178 in Zamfara State.

Also, Adamawa State posted 161 suspected cases, Gombe (159), Bayelsa (145), and 122 in Bauchi State.

Ifedayo explains that 12 Local Government areas in six states, Cross River, Taraba, Yobe, Borno, Kano, Zamfara recorded an average of 100 cases during the period.

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