24,519 cholera cases and 484 deaths have been reported in 17 countries in West and Central Africa in 2013 -- 64 per cent less than last year.
The most affected countries by number are DRC, the Republic of Congo, and Guinea Bissau.
The peak months of cholera occurred between mid-March to mid-April; the lowest period of reported cases was from mid-June to mid-July.
There has been a 100 per cent increase in the number of reported cholera cases in Nigeria in October as compared to September.
The current hotspots are: (1) Nigeria, (2) Guinea Bissau, (3) DRC, (4) Guinea and Sierra Leone (5) Togo and Benin – ranked in order of importance.