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In 2022, 583 people died as a result of cholera

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control NCDC says no fewer than 583 Nigerians died of Cholera in 2022.

The latest report from the agency reveals that 23,550 cases were reported from across 32 states, plus the Federal Capital Territory, between January and November 2022, across 270 Local Government Areas.

Borno topped with 12,459 cases, followed by Yobe with 1,888 cases, Katsina with 1,632 cases, Gombe recorded 1,407 cases, Taraba recorded 1,142 cases, and, Kano with 1,131 cases.

32 states and the FCT have reported suspected cholera cases in 2022. These are Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, FCT, Gombe, Imo, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, and Zamfara,” the report read.

Cholera is an endemic and seasonal disease in Nigeria, occurring annually mostly during the rainy season and more often in areas with poor sanitation.

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