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Cholera Outbreak: 54 Deaths, 1,579 Cases Recorded in 32 States

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has announced an increase in the death toll and spread of cholera across 32 states and 115 local councils of the federation.

NCDC Deputy Director of Surveillance and National Incident Manager, Dr Muntari Hassan, said 54 deaths and 1,579 suspected cases had been documented since the beginning of the year.

On Monday, the agency announced 53 deaths and 1,528 suspected cases of cholera across 31 states and 107 local councils, a fatality rate of 3.5 per cent.

Nigeria has been placed on high risk for increased cholera transmission and impact owing to the rainy season.