1996 - Cholera in Nigeria - Update 3
15 March 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
During the week 11-17 March, 3 247 cases with 185 deaths were reported in Kano, Kaduna, Kebbi and Oyo States. Together with previous reports from Kebbi, Kwara, Niger, and Ondo the cumulative total number of cases is now 6 117 with 487 deaths. Kano accounted for 4 388 of these cases and 150 deaths (cumulative case fatality rate of 3.4%). Higher case fatality rates have been reported in Kaduna (11 cases/3 deaths) , Kebbi (525 cases/122 deaths), Kwara (272 cases/72 deaths) and Niger (304 cases/97 deaths).
Other countries reporting cholera in the past week are Cameroon, Mali, Nigeria and Uganda.