Cholera outbreak in Nigeria has caused more than 100 deaths
Datetime: 2021-07-23 12:06:47
On July 22, according to Nigerian media reports, the number of deaths due to cholera infection in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, has risen to 60, and suspected cholera cases have risen from 604 to 698 within 72 hours.
It is understood that a cholera epidemic was discovered in Abuja on June 23 this year. At that time, at least 7 of the 91 suspected cases were fatal. The epidemic has now spread to all 6 local government districts under the capital, and deaths occurred in 5 local government districts.
More than 2,000 cases of cholera have been reported in Jigawa State in northern Nigeria, and the epidemic has spread to 9 local government districts. In the past two months, at least 30 people have been killed by cholera. The neighboring state of Yobe has also recently reported 3 cases. People died of cholera. In a press conference on July 21, the permanent secretary of the Jigawa State Health Department, Salisu Muazou, accused the spread of diseases caused by open defecation and polluted water sources.
In addition, in the past few weeks, there have been reports of deaths from cholera in several places in Nigeria, including Bauchi, Enugu, Benue and Plateau States.