Public health authorities in Nigeria report widespread transmission of cholera across the country. In the week ending 12 September 2021, 13 states reported a total of 1 182 suspected cases
Since the beginning of 2021, 72 910 suspected cholera cases (including 2 404 deaths) have been reported from 27 States and the Federal Capital Territory. States affected are: Abia, Adamawa, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Benue, Borno, Cross River, Delta, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, Yobe and Zamfara.
Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal infection caused by ingestion of faecally contaminated food or water, and occasionally foodstuffs such as shellfish.
Severe cholera is rare in travellers. Mild cases may present as travellers' diarrhoea.
All travellers should be given advice on:
Vaccination against cholera is dependent on the individual risk assessment, but may be considered for:
For further information see the TRAVAX Cholera page.