Cholera kills 11 in Jigawa – Official

There is an outbreak of cholera in Jigawa State.

No fewer than 11 persons were killed by an outbreak of cholera in Jigawa, the state commissioner for health, Abubakar Tafida, has said.

This was contained in a statement signed by Mati Ali, the Public Relations Officer in the state Ministry of Health on Thursday in Dutse.

Mr. Ali said that a total of 153 cholera cases were reported in the state from January 1 till date. He added that four people died at the hospital while the remaining seven died at home.

Mr. Ali said that the cholera cases were reported in Taura, Birnin Kudu, Garki, Ringim, Babura and Gwaram local government areas of the state. He added that the situation was currently under control.

The spokesperson said that the National Centre for Disease Control has donated drugs and other medical supplies to the state government for the control and treatment of the disease.

He said that the Federal Ministry of Health has set up a seven- member technical team to inspect all the affected local government areas.

The team is also to conduct a rapid assessment, analysis, and review of the situation to enable rapid interventions to forestall further spread of the disease.

(NAN)


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