The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that a total of 3,610 suspected cholera cases and 91 fatalities have been reported from 31 States.
The disclosure was made on Tuesday, by the Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, while speaking at the ministerial press conference, organized by the Ministry of Health.
He claimed that the age group of children under 5-years-old has been the most afflicted from the year’s commencement in terms of suspected cases.
The Director-General explained, “We’ve intensified our surveillance and risk communication efforts and made ongoing plans to review the National Cholera Plan. We are also working to develop State-level preparedness and response plans.”
He continued by saying that from January 1 to August 14, there were 530 suspected cases of monkeypox, 220 confirmed cases, and four fatalities from 29 States.
He noted that Nigeria had the capacity to test for the virus at the National Reference Laboratory in Abuja and the University of Lagos Teaching Hospital laboratory Centre for Human and Zoonotic Virology, but he also expressed happiness that there were currently no cases of Marburg virus disease in the country.
According to Ifedayo, 3,147 fatalities and 256,518 discharged patients were registered on COVID-19, and 5,441,162 samples had been examined.
He stated that the top five States with the highest overall number of cases are Lagos, FCT (Abuja), Rivers, Kaduna, and Oyo.