Two new cases of polio have also been reported in Kano.
Kano State Commissioner for Health, Abubakar Labaran, on Friday advised residents of the state to take necessary measures to prevent cholera infection.
The commissioner said in Kano at a public forum that it was vital for the residents to take appropriate measures against the disease to compliment the efforts of the government in making the state cholera-free.
Mr. Labaran said the government would continue to provide administrative and logistic support to keep the state safe from cholera.
“We are appealing to the public to notify health personnel of any case of vomiting and diarrhoea around their communities for prompt action,” he said.
He noted that the disease had been reported in Katsina State; as such it was important for the residents to take precautionary measures.
The commissioner called on the public to avoid taking contaminated and unhealthy food and water, and to keep their immediate surroundings clean at all times. He also urged parents and care givers to ensure that their wards were immunised against polio in the forthcoming mop-up immunisation in the local government areas where new polio cases were reported.
He said the new cases were recorded in Kumbotso and Nasarawa Local Government Areas.
The commissioner said the recurrence of Wild Polio Virus was an indication that not all children in the state were immunised during the previous campaigns.
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