Diphtheria Cases In Nigeria Rises To 216


Diphtheria Cases In Nigeria Rises To 216

Latest epidemiological report by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has shown that there have been 216 confirmed cases of diphtheria in the country, with 40 deaths recorded as of the fifth week of this year.

The confirmed cases were reported in four states: Kano (211), Yobe (two), Lagos (two), and Osun (two).

Also, majority of the deaths were recorded in Kano State (38), while Lagos State recorded two deaths.

The NCDC report on cholera also showed that from January 2 to 29, 2023, a total of 429 cholera cases were recorded from 11 states, with 17 deaths in four states.

The deaths were recorded in Cross River (seven), Ebonyi (five), Niger (two), and Abia (three) states.

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