Niger has reported 14 new deaths from cholera from Aug. 26-30 out of more than 2,600 cases since March.
According to the national directorate of surveillance and response to epidemics, a total of 2,641 cases have been detected as of August 30, 2021, including 88 deaths for a case-fatality rate of 3%.
The Nigerian Press Agency further noted that among the six regions in the country, cases detected include 1,348 female patients with 39 deaths and 1,163 males with 45 deaths. The country has eight regions.
A report by the epidemiological surveillance directorate that was viewed by Anadolu Agency indicates that during that time, 2,348 cases were recorded with 75 resulting in deaths.
Minister of Public Health Idi Illiassou Mainassara reassured in a recent interview with the international press, that Niger has experience in managing the disease. The last outbreak was in 2018.