Cholera outbreak claims over 50 lives in Taraba

May 17, 2022 Andrew Ojih 0

Over fifty people have died in Taraba state following an outbreak of cholera currently ravaging Beli local government area of the state. A resident of Angwan Chamba in Beli LGA of the state, Ms Evelyn Ba’a who told Blueprint through telephone interview said from last week Wednesday till today, over 50 persons have lost their lives. “The outbreak started last Read More

Cholera: Nigeria recorded 3,604 deaths, 111,062 cases in 2021– NCDC

January 18, 2022 Helen Oji 0

Nigeria recorded no fewer than 3,604 deaths and 111,062 cases of cholera in 2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has said. NCDC made this known in its situation report for the 52nd epidemiological and last report for 2021. The centre also explained that while 33 states and the Federal Capital Territory were ravaged by cholera, Anambra, Edo and Read More

Ondo begins war against cholera, seals off 18 buildings

September 22, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Worried by the outbreak of cholera in some states of the federation, health officials in Ondo state have embarked on massive operations to sensitise residents on how to prevent cholera and other epidemics in Akure, the Ondo state capital as well as other towns and villages. Director of Environmental Services, Akure South local government area, Sanitarian Ayo Bello, who spoke Read More

25 feared dead as cholera breaks out in Ogun

September 7, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

No fewer than twenty-five persons have been reported dead following the cholera outbreak at Magboro in Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. The outbreak which affected Arepo, Akesan, Akintonde, Sofolarin and Abule-Oko communities have created palpable fear among residents’. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker who confirmed the incident, said the outbreak affected mostly the motorcycle riders and Read More

NCDC partners GTFCC, ICG, NPHCDA on cholera vaccine

August 25, 2021 Ifeanyi Emeka 0

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Tuesday submitted a cholera vaccination request to the International Coordinating Group (ICG) and the Global Task Force for Cholera Control (GTFCC). Director-General NCDC, Dr Chike Ihekweazu, stated this while speaking to journalists in Abuja. He said the centre will also submit the vaccine request to the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA). Read More

Gov Sule committed to cholera-free Nasarawa – Madaki

August 17, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The sole administrator of Nasarawa State Waste Management Board, Barr Abubakar Aliyu Madaki, has said Nasarawa state Governor Abdullahi Sule is working round the clock to ensure that the state is free of cholera outbreak. The lawyer-turned administrator said the governor is equally committed to enhancing the security of the state through concerted fight against crimes and criminality. Speaking to Read More

Cholera: Bauchi flags off free oral vaccination

July 28, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Following the outbreak of cholera that killed several people in Bauchi state in recent time, the state Governor Bala Mohammed, Wednesday flagged off free oral vaccination against the plague. The governor while flagging off the exercise at the Banquet Hall of Government House Bauchi, directed health authorities in the state to also treat cholera patients free of charge. He said Read More

Anxiety as cholera returns

July 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

Cholera has returned with many unsuspecting persons as its victims. In this report, ELEOJO IDACHABA writes on what now appears like a wild fire ravaging many states. For nine-year-old Ibrahim, it started like a normal abdominal discomfort until this son of Danmagaji of Dutse in Jigawa state suddenly developed complications leading to death in the wee hours of May 16, Read More