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Nigeria Northeast: OCHA Flash Update No. 04 - Cholera Outbreak | 14 September 2018


The cholera outbreak, that was declared in Borno State, north-east Nigeria, on 5 September 2018 by the State Ministry of Health, continues.

A total of 1,102 cases of suspected cholera have been recorded in eight local government areas (LGAs), including 21 deaths, as of 13 September 2018. This represents a fatality rate of 1.9 per cent.

Since the previous OCHA flash update of 11 September, the number of cases has increased by 24 per cent. Jere, Magumeri and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC) remain the worst affected LGAs, largely due to the poor water, sanitation and hygiene conditions in these areas that are also congested.

The first suspected cases were recorded on 19 August 2018. The following cases have been recorded (see map):

Jere (414 including 5 deaths) - Magumeri (243 including 4 deaths) - MMC (238 including 5 deaths) - Chibok (96 including 3 deaths) - Konduga (63 including 3 deaths) - Kaga (29 including 1 death) - Damboa (8) - Shani (11).

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Government of Nigeria - Ministry of Health
Original Publication Date: 
13 Sep 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report
Coordination hub(s): 
Borno State
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