CHOLERA UPDATE -
The outbreak of cholera is growing and expanding in the West African country of
The breakdown of cases is as follows:
"The outbreak in the states mentioned earlier has been confirmed by our laboratories to be caused by _Vibrio cholerae_ serotypes 01 and 0139. The affected states are being supported to respond to the outbreak by supplying them with emergency drugs, diagnostic kits and other commodities," Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Mr. Dan Nwomeh said.
The infection is often mild or without symptoms but can sometimes be severe. Approximately one in 20 (5 percent) infected persons will have severe disease characterized by profuse watery diarrhea, vomiting, and leg cramps. In these people, rapid loss of body fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours.
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