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Yobe State Cholera Outbreak Situation Report No. 59: 17th November 2018 – Nigeria

Highlights:

  • 1 new suspected cases were reported from Damaturu.

  • 1 additional sample were collected and tested using RDT and result was positive

  • 0 death was reported.

Epidemiological Summary:

The total number of suspected cholera cases reported in Yobe state is 1,782 with 61 associated deaths (CFR 3.43%). In the state, 586 cases have been reported in Gulani LGA, 485 cases in Gujba LGA and 463 cases in Damaturu LGA. In Fune LGA, 181 cases were reported and 67 cases were reported in Potiskum LGA.

Out of 117 samples collected and tested using cholera RDTs, 101 (87.2%) were positive and 15 (12.8%) 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. Vibrio Cholerae O1 (Inaba) serotype was isolated in 4 out of the 9 samples.

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