According to the statement made by the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), while the cholera epidemic was spreading day by day in the country, it was detected in 30 states as well as the capital Abuja in the middle of January 1st to May 29th .
During this period, 2 thousand 339 individuals were diagnosed with cholera and 74 people lost their lives due to the epidemic.
Caused by “Vibrio” bacteria; Cholera, a disease transmitted through food and water, causes severe diarrhea and dehydration in the body. The disease can be fatal if left untreated.
In addition to the lack of clean water in Nigeria, the inability of active medical intervention increases the risk of disease and death.
Epidemics such as malaria, polio, typhoid fever and monkeypox virus are also frequently encountered in the country.