In 2023, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,336 suspected cases of cholera and 79 deaths.

According to the NCDC’s most recent cholera situation report, cases were reported in 12 states and 43 local government areas (LGAs).

Abia, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Kano, Katsina, Niger, Ondo, Osun, Sokoto, and Zamfara are the states involved.

According to the FDA, 53 percent of all suspected cases were male, while 47 percent were female.

“As of 2nd April 2023, a total of 1,336 suspected cases including 79 deaths (CFR 5.9%) have been reported from 12 states,” the report reads.


“Of the suspected cases since the beginning of the year, age groups 15-24 and >45 years are the most affected age groups for males and females respectively.”

“Six states – Cross River (647 cases), Ebonyi (97 cases), Abia (72 cases), Niger (38 cases), and Zamfara (28 cases) account for 96 percent of all cumulative cases.”

The NCDC announced that it would keep educating staff members about cholera surveillance, hotspot mapping, state-level planning, and response strategies.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that cholera infections are still being reported in at least 24 nations.



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