Nigeria

Yobe State Cholera Outbreak Situation Report No. 66: 26 November - 2 December 2018

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Highlights:

  • Cholera reactive vaccination exercise conducted between 26th November-2nd December, 2018 in Gulani LGA

  • 12 new suspected cholera cases were reported between 26th November- 2nd December from 2 LGAs (Damaturu and Gulani)

  • 12 new samples were collected and tested, and yielded positive result for cholera using RDT.

  • 0 death was reported.

Epidemiological Summary:

The total number of suspected cholera cases reported in Yobe state is 1,812 with 61 associated deaths (CFR 3.37%). In the state, up to 591 cases have been reported in Gulani LGA, 485 cases in Gujba LGA and 488 cases in Damaturu LGA. In Fune LGA, 181 cases were reported and 67 cases were reported in Potiskum LGA.

Out of 147 samples collected and tested using cholera RDTs, 132 (89.8%) were positive and 15 (11.1%) were negative. Again, 13 (57%) out of 23 samples cultured were positive for Vibrio Cholerae. However, 9 positive samples were taken to national reference laboratory for quality checks and further analysis samples. Vibrio Cholerae O1 (Inaba) serotype was isolated in 4 out of the 9 samples.