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1 School of Applied Sciences, Institute of Graduate Studies & Research, Cyprus International University, Nicosia, North Cyprus, via Mersin 10, Turkey  
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Abstract

Cholera has been endemic in Nigeria since the 1970’s and has resulted in a lot of early death which perhaps could have been avoided.

 

Objective: This study examines the various factors that contribute to the infection and spread of cholera in Benue state, Nigeria from the period 2008 to 2017. We also propose the Cloud Based Health Management System (CBHMS) for the timely identification and management of cholera in the event of an epidemic.

 

Materials and methods: The study used a cluster random sampling in the form of close ended questionnaire to collect data from a sample of 420 participants comprising of farmers, traders, housewives and students, randomly drawn from different locations in Markurdi. Statistical analysis, such as demographic, reliability and descriptive analysis of the collected data was carried out using SPSS and the socio-technical design approached was used in the system development.

 

Results: The findings from the study shows terrorism, flooding, improper sewage disposal and dirty environment as the main causes for the spread of cholera in Benue State, Nigeria.

 

Conclusion: The research pinpoints the factors aiding the spread of cholera in Nigeria by directing donor agencies and the government on where to channel their focus and prepare ahead in view of an emergency. The proposed CBHMS will aid will aid early detection/management of cholera in the event of an epidemic.

 

You may cite this article as: Idoga E, Toycan M, Zayyad MA. Analysis of Factors Contributing to the Spread of Cholera in Developing Countries (Cholera Diseases in Developing Countries). Eurasian J Med 2019; DOI: 10.5152/eurasianjmed.2019.18334.

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