NCDC calls on state governments and citizens to take more proactive steps to combat the outbreak of cholera across states in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has called on state governments and citizens to take more proactive steps to combat the outbreak of cholera across states in Nigeria.


The agency made the appeal in a report stating that there have been 31,425 suspected cases of cholera and 816 deaths reported from 22 states and the FCT, between January 1 and August 1, 2021.


The affected states are Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Kebbi, Cross River, Niger, Nasarawa, Jigawa, Yobe, Kwara, Enugu, Adamawa, Katsina, Borno and the FCT.
According to the NCDC, the recent outbreak intensified by poor access to clean water, open defecation, poor sanitation, and hygiene.

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