GTB 737 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

Views: 1,809


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


 

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...
PENGASSAN to begin nationwide strike Thursday

2015: Rivers APC implicates NDDC chief, Rivers REC...

Rowdy session in Senate as 84 Senators pass...

Change of baton at African Union Commission; new...

Troops launch successful ambush against Boko Haram terrorists...

Buhari mobbed in Maiduguri

Anambra governorship poll will be concluded at first...

South African banks suffer heavy losses following sack...

Kwara Governor kicks against providing grazing land for...

MASSOB alleges murder of 1,000 members by Nigerian...

Anambra 2017: Ubah’s suit a mere academic exercise...

Ekiti Speaker cries out as Governor Fayose seals...

 

Latest News New U.S. Visa Lottery Program kicks off Shake-up in Lagos Police Command; 10 officers affected Army arrests 40 suspects in Lagos, Ogun Senate demands Fashola’s sack as power minister Nollywood star Yul Edochie promises better life for Anambra people if elected Governor Customs raids car shops, seizes 3,000 vehicles from dealers Pressure mounts on Senate panel to drop $25bn NNPC contracts probe Delta Government annuls fees increase by DELSU Obaseki calls for global consensus on strategy to end poverty •Proffers broad-based growth models EFCC arraigns 3 for N19m fraud Buhari submits 2018 to 2020 Expenditure Framework to Reps EYPF warns against military intimidation in Niger Delta •Seeks development in Egbema kingdom

 

Most Read Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (286,674 views) NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (269,149 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (217,872 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (183,138 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (179,201 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (161,689 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (140,112 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (128,559 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (123,382 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (113,884 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (111,969 views) APC cries foul as PDP’s Fayose takes early lead in Ekiti governorship election (104,357 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (29) Business (2,724) Business Verdict (24) Columnists (754) Complaints & Requests (93) Enterprise & Opportunities (183) Entertainment (394) Features (497) Global Business Monitor (187) International (1,579) Interviews (134) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (77) News (29,402) Opinion (824) Pidgin (8) Politics (3,981) Religion (645) Sports (1,338) Stock Watch (23) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

UBA mobile app

CBN words on marble advert

 

 

#MonkeyPox outbreak

 

APO Group Partner

 

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!

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement



 

 

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!