The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, says cholera has killed 84 people with 2,860 others infected between January to August 27 from 25 states across 124 Local Government Areas (LGAs).
The commission disclosed this in a statement few days ago.
It said the affected States are: Zamfara, Cross River, Katsina, Bayelsa, Ebonyi, Niger, Abia, Jigawa, Kano, Ondo, Borno, Kaduna, Bauchi, Sokoto, Plateau, Gombe, Oyo, Adamawa, Kebbi, Benue, Rivers, Ekiti, Imo, Osun, and Anambra.
The centre urged Nigerians to practice personal and environmental hygiene, chlorinate their water, and desist from open defecation. It also urged the government and other critical stakeholders to ensure the provision of safe water, and construct sanitation and hygiene facilities with boreholes in cholera hotspots.