Nigeria Ran Out of Vaccines During the Cholera Outbreak, With 40 Deaths Reported

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reports that the nation lacks enough immunizations as the number of fatalities from the most recent cholera epidemic approaches 40. Even though the exact delivery date is still uncertain, Nigeria has placed an order with donor organizations for more cholera vaccines, according to Dr. Jide Idris, Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention.

To stop the severe diarrheal sickness from spreading throughout the nation, the head of the NCDC emphasized the need for immunizations and other preventative measures.

According to a Saturday PUNCH investigation, 4,364 Nigerians have passed away out of the 139,730 persons thought to have had the ailment nationwide over the previous four years. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control issued weekly updates on the cholera situation between 2021 and 2024, from which the incidence rate was analyzed.

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