11 die, 47 hospitalised as cholera ravages Kano communities

Posted by Ahmad Tijjani Abdul, Kano | 7 August 2018 | 1,065 times

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• Cholera patients on hospital bed

No fewer than eleven persons have been reported dead following the suspected outbreak of cholera in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.

Over forty-seven others have been hospitalised on account of the illness.

Daily Independent gathered in Kano that the three villages ravaged by the epidemic in Bebeji Local Government Area of the state include Hayin Madaci, Kuki, and Falli Sarki.

Ubale Dawud Abubakar, who identified himself as a youth leader, said the villages had been battling the suspected cholera outbreak for over a week.

Abubakar revealed that they had reported the scourge to the relevant authorities, adding that the affected villages were still awaiting a response from the authorities.

Another resident of the affected community, Musa Abdullahi, who lost six children, revealed that the eleven persons that have died as a result of the disease were buried on Sunday evening.

Malama Habiba Muhammad, a mother of four, lost her daughter, Fausiya, aged three, on Sunday, after she had been vomiting and stooling since Thursday afternoon.

Responding to the development on telephone, the Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health, Alhaji Ismaila Gwamaja, while confirming the incident, said a team of medical personnel had been drafted to the affected areas to ascertain the situation, and that details of their findings would be made known.

As at press time, the ministry was yet to make their findings available to the media.

 •Sourced from a Daily Independent report


Source: News Express

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