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Yobe State Cholera Outbreak Situation Report No. 25: 14th October 2018

Highlights:

  • 18 new cases were reported on 14th October 2018 from 3 LGAs (Gujba, Gulani and Damaturu).

  • 0 death was reported.

Epidemiological Summary:

The total number of suspected cholera cases reported in Yobe state is 1,538 with 61 associated deaths (CFR 3.97%). In the state, up to 467 cases have been reported in Gulani LGA (affecting 10 wards), 452 cases in Gujba LGA (affected 8 wards) and 374 cases in Damaturu LGA (affecting 11 wards). In Fune LGA, 178 cases were reported (from 9 wards) and 67 cases were reported in Potiskum LGA (from 10 wards).

Out of 63 samples collected and tested using cholera RDTs, 50 (79%) were positive and 13 (21%) were negative. Again, 9 (47%) out of 19 samples cultured were positive for Vibrio Cholerae. However, the 9 positive samples were taken to national reference laboratory for quality checks and further analysis samples and Vibrio Cholerae O1 (Inaba) serotype was isolated in 4 out of the 9 samples.

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