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Roundup: Nigeria mounts fight against spreading cholera

Roundup: Nigeria mounts fight against spreading cholera

Redacted article courtesy of – Xnhuanet

A senior official in charge of disease control has called for concerted efforts against cholera as it continues to spread across the country.

At a press conference in Abuja, capital of Nigeria, Monday, Chikwe Ihekweazu, head of the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), said a total of 816 cholera-related deaths have been recorded from 22 states and the Federal Capital Territory across Nigeria since January.

There have so far been 31,425 suspected cases of cholera, with 311 confirmed ones, he said.

Link to full article:   http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/africa/2021-08/11/c_1310119840.htm

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