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14 killed in Nigeria cholera outbreak, 953 cases recorded

Fourteen people have been killed in Nigeria’s latest cholera outbreak, as Plateau records 953 cases.

• July 8, 2021
Cholera patients
A photo of cholera patients used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: The New York Times]

Fourteen people have been killed in Nigeria’s latest cholera outbreak, as Plateau records 953 cases.

The health authorities have discharged 910 of those affected, while 29 remain in various health facilities across the state.

Commissioner for Health Nimkong Lar disclosed this at a press briefing at the end of the state executive meeting on Wednesday at Government House, Jos.

He said the disease, previously recorded in Jos North, spread to 13 local government areas, revealing that the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had to step in to curtail the outbreak.

“Jos North has the highest number of cholera with 484 cases while Jos South and Bassa local governments follow with 307 and 57 cases respectively,“ said Mr Lar.

Regarding the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, the health commissioner stated that 100,154 doses of vaccine were administered in the state out of the 105,600 doses given by the federal government and that 5,000 doses were returned because they had expired.

He explained that the state had no COVID-19 vaccine currently.

“As regards COVID-19 cases, the state has so far tested 73,177 people with confirmed cases of 9,068, discharged 9,008, and recorded 57 deaths,“ he said.

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