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Cholera Spreads in Nigeria After Historic Flooding

HeadlineOct 27, 2022

The Nigerian Medical Association is raising alarm about the spread of waterborne diseases in Nigeria, after historic flooding killed over 600 people and left over 200,000 homes partially or completely destroyed. Aid groups say the flooding has led to a major increase in cholera cases and other preventable diseases like diarrhea and typhoid fever. Survivors are growing increasingly angry over Nigerian authorities’ response to the flooding, which has displaced about a million-and-a-half people.

Chinyere Johnson: “My house is flooded. My community is flooded. People are suffering. No drinking water, no light. In fact, it’s a terrible situation.”

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