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Nigeria Northeast: OCHA Flash Update No. 01 - Cholera Outbreak | 01 September 2017

The Borno State Ministry of Health in northeastern Nigeria has reported suspected cholera in Muna Garage, a camp hosting about 20,000 internally displaced persons on the outskirts of the state capital Maiduguri. A total of 152 cases of suspected cholera, including 11 deaths, as of 31 August 2017, have been reported. Three of the suspected cases are in close proximity to Muna Garage, not in the camp itself.  

The State Ministry of Health, with the support of all humanitarian partners, is responding to the outbreak. This includes establishing a cholera treatment centre, increasing risk communications and assessing the need for an oral cholera vaccination campaign in the affected area. In addition, humanitarian organisations are providing chlorine tablets and building 40 additional latrines. Challenges include security and the provision of safe water.


Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Government of Nigeria - Ministry of Health
Original Publication Date: 
01 Sep 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Borno State
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