The Nigeria Centre for Disease and Prevention Control (NCDC) has registered 79 deaths and a total of 1,336 suspected cases of cholera in the country so far in 2023.
The NCDC, via its official website, said this in its latest cholera situation epidemiological report.
Cholera is an acute diarrheal illness caused by infection of the intestine with Vibrio cholera bacteria.
People can get sick when they swallow food or water contaminated with cholera bacteria. The infection is often mild or without symptoms but can sometimes be severe and life-threatening.
The agency said 12 states across 43 local government areas reported the suspected cases, with a case fatality ratio of 5.9 per cent.