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Nine new suspected cases of Cholera have been reported in Yobe State

 

Nine new suspected cases of Cholera have been reported in Yobe State, North-East Nigeria, bringing the total reported cases of the disease in 2018 to 1,759.

The revelation was made Thursday by the Emergency Manager, World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr. Collins Owili, with the Maiduguri office.


Owlli told journalists that of the reported cases, 61 persons were lost showing case fatality ratio (CFR) of 3.47 per cent.



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Re: Nine new suspected cases of Cholera have been reported in Yobe State
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2018, 10:34:09 AM »
He disclosed that: “In the state, 576 cases have been reported in Gulani LGA, 485 cases in Gujba LGA and 450 cases in Damaturu LGA. In Fune LGA, 181 cases were reported and 67 cases were reported in Potiskum LGA. Out of 97 samples collected and tested using cholera RDTs, 82 (84.5%) were positive and 15 (15%) were negative.

“Again, 9 (47%) out of 19 samples cultured were positive for Vibrio Cholera. However, the 9 positive samples were taken to national reference laboratory for quality checks and further analysis samples and Vibrio Cholera O1 (Inaba) serotype was isolated in 4 out of the 9 samples,” Collins said.

He stated that compared with that of the previous day, “three cases were reported from Gulani, six cases were reported from Damaturu. No case has been reported from Gujba in six days, none was reported from Fune in about two weeks while Potiskum has not reported any case in over six weeks”.



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