Borno records 1,068 cases of diarrhoea in 10 LGs

Posted by News Express | 31 August 2018 | 1,358 times

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Borno State has recorded 1,068 cases of diarrhoea spread across 10 Local Government Areas of the state.

The states Health Commissioner, Haruna Mshelia, confirmed this on Wednesday.

She noted that diarrhoea is a common occurrence in the state especially during the rainy season.

“Acute diarrhoea is what we get all year round from time to time in hospitals but not as an epidemic disease.

“The cases were recorded between late May to August, with the highest recorded in August”.

Mshelia stated that Kukawa, Baga, Askira Uba, Bayo, Biu, Kwaya Kusar, were among the local governments affected by the ailment.

She, however, said drugs have been distributed to affected persons while residents have been sensitized on basic preventive measures such as boiling their water before drinking.

•Sourced from a Channels TV report


Source: News Express

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