Nigeria records 184 cholera deaths in 10 months


Nigeria has recorded 184 deaths caused by an outbreak of cholera in eight states across the country within 10 months, an official said on Tuesday.

Nanpring Williams, a surveillance officer at the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, said the National Cholera Situation Report indicated that there were 8,241 suspected cases of the disease in the affected parts of the country.

The disease spread across Zamfara, Kwara, Borno, Lagos, Oyo, Kebbi, Kaduna and Kano states.

There were cases of water contamination in Kebbi State through open defecation, Williams noted.

Cholera, an infectious disease, causes severe watery diarrhea and can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/

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