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Nigeria

North-East Flash Update No. 2 – Cholera Outbreak, 6 September 2017

Post date Friday, 8 September, 2017 - 14:52
Document Type Newsletter/Bulletin, News story
Content Themes Other, Emergency Response
Sources Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

A cholera outbreak has been reported in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, by the State Ministry of Health. The first case was recorded on 16 August 2017.

Over 530 suspected cases had been registered as of 5 September 2017, including 23 deaths (4.3 per cent fatality rate), mainly in Muna Garage, a camp hosting about 20,000 internally displaced persons on the outskirts of the state capital Maiduguri.

Although most cases have been identified in Muna Garage camp, others have been identified in Custom House, Ruwan Zafi and Bolori II, all camps located near Muna Garage. There have also been reports of a suspected cholera outbreak in Monguno and Dikwa Local Government Areas (LGAs), northeast and east of Maiduguri, respectively.

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