The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on Wednesday disclosed that cholera is killing more Nigerians than covid-19.
According to NCDC, Cholera has killed 3,600 Nigerians in 11 months.
Director-General, NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, disclosed this in an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.
Between February 2020 and November 2021, COVID-19 has killed 2,977. This is a period of 21 months.
“Sadly, cholera has actually killed more people than COVID so far. We have had I think a little over 3,600 deaths from cholera for the period of the year under review – the beginning of the year (2021) to date,” Adetifa said.
“I will like to reassure the public that while all of the public attention is on COVID, the NCDC is joggling several balls in terms of the other priority diseases of public health importance and we are responding to all of them.
“So, the talk is about COVID, and nobody knows that we have teams out in about five, six states now helping with Cholera response,” he added.