Nigeria

Yobe State Cholera Outbreak Situation Report No. 33: 22 October 2018

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Highlights:

  • 15 new cases were reported on 22nd October 2018 from 4 LGAs (Gujba, Damaturu, Fune and Gulani).

  • 2 additional samples were collected from Damaturu tested through cholera RDT and 2 were turn out positive.

  • 0 death was reported.

Epidemiological Summary:

The total number of suspected cholera cases reported in Yobe state is 1,647 with 61 associated deaths (CFR 3.74%). In the state, up to 522 cases have been reported in Gulani LGA, 475 cases in Gujba LGA and 397 cases in Damaturu LGA. In Fune LGA, 181 cases were reported and 67 cases were reported in Potiskum LGA.

Out of 73 samples collected and tested using cholera RDTs, 58 (79.5%) were positive and 15 (21%) were negative. Again, 9 (47%) out of 19 samples cultured were positive for Vibrio Cholerae. However, the 9 positive samples were taken to national reference laboratory for quality checks and further analysis samples and Vibrio Cholerae O1 (Inaba) serotype was isolated in 4 out of the 9 samples.