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583 Nigerians have died of cholera

583 Nigerians have died of cholera

Abuja, Jan 4 (Prensa Latina) Health authorities in Nigeria reported that last year, between January and November, 583 people died and another 23,550 were affected by cholera, an acute diarrheal disease that can be fatal.

The Center for Disease Control (NCDC) detailed through a report that 33 patients died last November, due to the sickness.

The institution reported that in the aforementioned period, 95 percent of the cases suffering from the disease in the country were registered in 10 of the states, including Borno (12,459), Gombe (1,407), Taraba (1,142) and Kano (1,131).

The NCDC noted that the multi-sectoral National Technical Task Force on Cholera is working to reduce the incidence of the disease, and called on Nigerians to maintain personal and environmental cleanliness and hygiene.

Cholera is caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium and its treatment includes rehydration, intravenous therapy and the use of antibiotics. It can be contracted by patients from contaminated water and food, according to specialized sources.


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