The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed 33 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) were hit by cholera in 2021.
In its latest and last cholera situation report for 2021, NCDC disclosed 3,604 deaths and 111,062 cases of cholera were recorded last year.
According to the report, the states affected include Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe, Rivers and Zamfara.
The agency said in the last reporting week 52, six states reported 46 suspected cases – Gombe (16), Lagos (9), Adamawa (7), Nasarawa (6), Borno (6) and Akwa Ibom (2).
The report reads: “There was 84% decrease in the number of new suspected cases in week 52 (46) compared with week 51 (280),”
“Gombe (16), Lagos (9) and Adamawa (7) account for 70% of 46 suspected cases reported in week 52.
“During the reporting week, 2 Cholera Rapid Diagnostic Test (RDT) was conducted. RDT conducted was from Nasarawa (2). Of this, a total of 1 (50%) was positive.
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“1 stool culture was conducted. Stool culture conducted was from Nasarawa (1) Of this, none (0%) was positive.
“Of the cases reported, there was no death from eight states reporting with a weekly case fatality ratio (CFR) of 0.0%
“As of 2nd January 2022, a total of 111,062 suspected cases including 3,604 deaths (CFR 3.2%) have been reported from 33 states and FCT in 2021.
Of the suspected cases since the beginning of the year, age group 5 – 14 years is the most affected age group for male and female.
“Of all suspected cases, 50% are males and 50% are females.
“Four states – Bauchi (19,558 cases), Jigawa (15,141 cases) Kano (12,116 cases), and Zamfara (11,931 cases) account for 53% of all cumulative cases.
“Eleven LGAs across five states Bauchi (4), Zamfara (4), Kano (1), Katsina (1) and Borno (1) reported more than 1,000 cases each this year.”