By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Nigerian health officials continue to see a drops in the cholera outbreak, which has affected about 80 percent of the country’s states.
Total new cases during decreased 65 percent the week ending September 26 with 633 suspected cases.
The total suspected and confirmed cases have risen to 88,563 since the beginning of the year, to include 3,057 fatalities (CFR 3.5%).
Yobe (204),Katsina (92),Niger (72)and Kano (57) accounted for 67.1% of 633 suspected cases reported last week.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported nine confirmed Lassa fever cases, including one death last week.
The cumulative total of confirmed cases this year now stands at 379 with 77 deaths (CFR 20.3%).
In total for 2021, 14 States have recorded at least one confirmed case across 60 Local Government Areas.
Of all confirmed cases, 84% are from Edo (45%), Ondo (34%) and Taraba (5%) States.
The total confirmed cases for 2021 remains at 23, No deaths have been reported this year.