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Nigeria Northeast: OCHA Flash Update No. 02 - Cholera Outbreak | 06 September 2017

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.

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