Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak - Jun 2011

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There has been another outbreak of cholera in Plateau State, Northern part of Nigeria. Information from the health sector reported 70 cases with 3 deaths, however consequent assessment by a joint assessment team including the NRCS showed that the total number affected had risen to about 410 people with death toll at 24 as at 12th July 2011. Further to this, preliminary assessments by the NRCS and also recent health information from the Government report that 4 other states in North West Nigeria have been affected, namely Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa, and Kaduna bringing the total number of cases reported to 1668 with 43 deaths recorded between the last week of June and 8th July 2011. (IFRC, 25 Jul 2011)

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