Shell Energy Entrepreneurs banner Yudala banner
Cholera kills 71 in Kano, afflicts over 2,000 others

By News Express on 01/02/2014

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,047


At least 71 persons have died in the cholera epidemic that ravaged Kano State in South-West Nigeria from last November.

A report this morning in ThisDay quoted the Project Director of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the Federal Ministry of Health, Professor AbdulSalam Nasidi, as saying: “The first cases were reported on November 6, 2013 with 22 local government affected. Also, 344 wards were affected while 713 settlements were ravaged by the disease. A total number of 71 deaths were recorded in 17 local government areas, representing 3.3 percent case fatality rate.”

He also disclosed that “in the last three month, 2,165 cases of cholera were recorded in 22 local government areas of the state, while Fagge Local Government Area recorded the highest number of deaths with 12 lives lost.”

Prof. Nasidi explained that most of the affected persons were from the metropolitan local government areas, assuring that teams of health experts have been deployed to the state by the Federal Ministry of Health to fight the bacteria.

ThisDay quoted experts as blaming the epidemic on the “consumption of unhygienic foods by the residents, especially with the high dependency on fruits by the residents.”

It also quoted the Kano State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaran Yusuf, as saying that the state government has spent over N76 million to provide necessary drugs to combat the disease, while additional beds have also provided at various hospitals where the cholera were affected.

•Photo courtesy ThisDay shows some of the cholera patients in the hospital.

Source News Express

Posted 01/02/2014 4:41:06 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

 

You may also like...
Fuel queues resurface in Abuja

Death toll in Kenyan university terrorist attack hits...

WHY I went into refinery and fertiliser business...

Troops ambush Boko Haram suicide bombers in Maiduguri...

Buhari arrives New Delhi for 3rd India-Africa Forum...

It will be a cloudy Friday, with localised...

Lagos to adopt new techniques to secure lives...

Anambra partners UNDP on waste-to-wealth project

Christian group indicts suspended SGF

Buhari shocks Osinbajo, NSA, ministers

Boko Haram still controls 2 local governments —Defence...

Lagos 2018 budget may hit N1trn — Commissioner...

 

Latest News Catholic Church returns to CAN after 5 years ‘strike’ Oba of Benin urged to stop juju priests from administering oaths on victims of human trafficking Gunman storms church service in Russia, kills 5 worshippers 66 feared dead as passenger plane crashes in Iraq We have no land for cattle colony — Ebonyi State Government Ambode okays N30,000 monthly stipends for 1,000 interns Nigerian child comedienne Emmanuella lands Hollywood movie role Kaduna APC faction slams 6 months suspension on Gov. El-Rufai Buhari, Katsina elders in closed-door meeting UBA premieres most anticipated movie of the year #Black Panther BREAKING: 6 contestants evicted from Big Brother Naija 2019 Presidency: Northern leaders shop for consensus candidate •Set criteria for contenders

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (324,764 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (316,297 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (252,897 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (207,571 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (194,016 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (186,573 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (162,148 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (145,501 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (139,769 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (128,659 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (127,138 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (122,482 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (34) Business (2,894) Business Verdict (33) Columnists (802) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (203) Entertainment (444) Features (548) Global Business Monitor (225) International (1,795) Interviews (143) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (104) News (32,914) Opinion (883) Pidgin (10) Politics (4,502) Religion (677) Sports (1,433) Stock Watch (27) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN Banner advert

CBN Words on marble

 

 

Football president George Weah puts Liberian army to the test

 

APO Group Partner

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

Let us build the most comprehensive online database of worthy and credible Nigerians from all walks of life. It is worth doing!

Loss Off Your Belly Fats, Upper Arm Fat and Body Fats In 2weeks Time.. Click HERE To Start Now!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement