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Cholera Outbreak: Adamawa records 500 new cases, 23 deaths in one month

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Cholera Outbreak: Adamawa records 500 new cases, 23 deaths in one month

The state Ministry of Health in Adamawa says it has recorded 500 Cholera cases with 23 deaths since the outbreak of the disease in the state in September 2021.

This was disclosed by the Director of Public Health in the state Ministry of Health, Dr Celine Laori, who confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) on Tuesday in Yola.

Laori mentioned three local government areas of the state as the Cholera worst-hit zones, they include Yola North, Girei and Lamurde respectively.

“Since the outbreak of the disease in the state in September till date, we have recorded about 500 suspected cases and 23 deaths.

“Majority of those affected were treated and discharged,’’ the official said.

She called on the people of the state to maintain basic hygiene and sanitation, as well as ensure that food and water to be taken are safe and extremely clean.

Meanwhile, Malam Audu Ali, a resident of Yelwa Ward in Jimeta, Yola North LGA, lost three children to cholera.

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Aliyu said the incident occurred on Monday at the hospital, where the three children were rushed to for suspected cholera infection.

“On Monday morning, I left my house for my place of business and on my arrival, I received a call that three of my children, Muhammadu Audu, 10; Haruna Audu, 3; and Bilkisu Audu 4, were admitted in the hospital.

“I rushed to the hospital, where they were receiving medical treatment, unfortunately, two of them died yesterday in the morning, I lost the remaining one,”. Ali said.

When NAN correspondent visited Ali’s residence, medical personnel from Adamawa state Primary Healthcare Development Agency and officials from World Health Organisation (WHO) were seen educating the family members and neighbours on ways to prevent further spread of the disease.

The preventive measures include access to safe water, adequate environmental sanitation, and basic hygiene.

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