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A cholera outbreak has been declared in Gombe State on 22 September 2022, the World Health Organization reports.

The first case was reported on 24 August 2022. As of 24 September, a total of 298 cases including ten deaths (CFR 3.4%) have been reported, in 5 of the 11 Local Government Areas (LGAs), with majority of cases being reported in two LGAs: Yamaltu/Deba (98 cases) and Funakaye (93 cases).

The other affected LGAs are Gombe (45 cases), Balanga (42 cases), and Nafada (20 cases). Twenty-one cases were on admission in the 5 LGAs as of 24 September 2022.

According to the latest national data, The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported a cumulative 5451 suspected cholera cases, including 149 deaths in 31 states from the beginning of the year through September 4.

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