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National Monthly Update for Cholera in Nigeria: NCDC Situation Report (March, 2021)

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  • Eight states have reported suspected cholera cases in 2021. These are Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto and Nasarawa

  • The national multi-agency cholera Technical Working Group (TWG) at Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) continues to monitor the NATIONAL situation


  • As at March 28th , 2021, a total of 1,746 suspected cases including 50 deaths (CFR = 2.9%) have been reported from eight states (Benue, Delta, Zamfara, Gombe, Bayelsa, Kogi, Sokoto and Nasarawa) since the beginning of 2021

  • Of the confirmed cases, 63.2% are aged 5 - 14 years

  • Of all suspected cases, 48% are females and 52% are males

  • There has been a gradual increase in the number of new casesin the last two weeks. Zamfara State accounts for about 100% of cases reported in the last two weeks

  • A total of 75 samples were collected of which 49 were positive (38 RDT and 11 culture). The test positivity rate (TPR) for laboratory confirmation by culture is 14.7%