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Cholera claims 79 lives in Nigeria, 1,336 infected

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holera infected 1,336 persons and killed 79 persons between January and March 2023, the Nigeria Centre for Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NDDC) has said.
According to its weekly epidemiological report, the infection and deaths were reported in 12 states and 43 Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Cross River State has the highest number with 709 cases. Others are Ebonyi (183 cases); Zamfara (181 cases); Bayelsa (98 cases); Abia (72 cases); Niger (38 cases); Katsina (36 cases); Ondo (10 cases); Kano (3 cases); Sokoto (3 cases); Bauchi (2 cases); and Osun (one case).
Six states have also recorded deaths from cholera. They are Cross River (16); Ebonyi (8); Zamfara (four); Bayelsa (one); Abia (six) and Niger (two).

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