Friday, February 19, 2021

42 new cases recorded in Adamawa cholera outbreak – Official


Jaafar Jaafar
A graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief o Daily Nigerian
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The Director Public Health of Adamawa Ministry of Health, Bwalki Dilli, has said that the number of those infected by suspected Cholera outbreak in Mubi has increased from 134 to 176.

Mr Dilli told newsmen on Wednesday in Yola, that no additional death has been recorded apart from the initial 12.

He said that sufficient drugs had been mobilised for the patients receiving treatment in Mubi General Hospital with the support of the World Health Organization, WHO and UNICEF.

“The outbreak is still contained within Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas, LGAs of the state,” Dilli said.

Also speaking to NAN, the chairman of Mubi North LGA, Musa Bello, lauded the prompt intervention by health officials and called on the public to give the needed support and cooperation.

Mr Bello said the outbreak started following a heavy downpour that flooded many sources of water particularly wells in rural communities.

He called for more personal and environmental hygiene, particularly the need to stop open defecation.



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