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Lake Chad Basin Cholera Outbreak Update - Week 35 (September 2018)

Situation Overview

  • Over 27,000 cholera cases and 510 deaths have been reported as of week 35 in Lake Chad Basin (LCB). This is 10 times more than the average cholera caseload over the past four years.
  • Nigeria is the most affected country with 24,000 cases. The outbreak has spread into Cameroon and Niger (on week 27).
  • Major cities or maket places (Maradi, Madarounfa, Gaya, Yaounde, Douala, Maiduguri, Bauchi, Kano…) have confirmed cholera cases.
  • Cholera is an acute diarrheal disease that can kill within hours if left untreated. It is caused by consuming food or water contaminated with the Bacterium Vibrio Cholerae.
  • More than 6 million people are living in outbreak areas.

For more information, read the special Bulletin attached.