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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, NCDC, has said that Lagos State is at the centre of a significant cholera outbreak in Nigeria.


The latest data via the NCDC website stated that as of week 25, Lagos State registered 104 new cases out of the country’s total of 113 reported cases for the week.


The NCDC said the outbreak resulted in seven deaths nationwide, with a case fatality rate, CFR, of 6.1 per cent in the state.


The agency said other states with reported cases include Ogun with 19 cases, Rivers with 9 cases, Katsina with 8 cases, Oyo with 2 cases, Abia with 2 cases, Bayelsa with 2 cases, and Sokoto with 1 case.


It stated that the month also saw 32 deaths across the country, with a CFR of 5.6 per cent, significantly higher than the national expected average of one per cent, underscoring the severity of the situation.


The NCDC said that efforts to diagnose and control the outbreak included 217 Rapid Diagnostic Tests, RDT, of which 17 were positive, and 232 stool culture tests, with 28 positive results.

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