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Cholera kill 233 as Nigeria record 10,217 suspected cases

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 Cholera kill 233 as Nigeria record 10 217 suspected cases
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About 233 persons died of the 10,217 suspected cases of cholera recorded in 31 states this year, according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, the Director-General, NCDC, in Tuesday’s ministerial briefing and update on COVID-19 response and development in the health sector in Abuja, explained that there was 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).
According to him, of all the confirmed cases, 71 percent were from Ondo, Edo and Bauchi states, saying that there had been 933 confirmed cases and 173 deaths from Lassa fever as at Week 39, from 25 states.
The Director-General also revealed that 481 confirmed cases of monkeypox of the 1,180 suspected cases and seven deaths have been recorded this year, stressing that of the 18,545 confirmed measles cases, 234 deaths were recorded as at week 39 in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Globally, he explained that COVID-19 cases had continued to decline in various countries, pointing out that in Nigeria, case trends have varied.

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