Cholera kills 14 in Borno

Posted by Grand News | 6 September 2018

Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima.

14 people have been reported dead by the Borno State government in a new case of cholera outbreak.

The state said the victims died of acute watery diarrhea, even as eight other cases were recorded in different parts of the state.

Commissioner for Health, Haruna Mshelia, told journalists in Maiduguri that the cases were reported in 13 local government areas of the state.

He stated: “Suspected cases have also been reported from some LGAs such as Kaga (28), Konduga (36),Magumeri(139), Old Maiduguri (67), Chibok (78), Damboa (8), Shani (6) and Jere (18) recently. As of today 5th September 2018, 380 cases of suspected cholera have been reported with 14 deaths. Over 250 cases have been treated and discharged,”

“At this point, the government hereby activities the full scale emergency operations response for concerted response to an outbreak of this nature. Intensified house to house case search, risk communication activities and other intervention would be rapidly activated to ensure that transmission is interrupted on recorded time.

“As an additional efforts active cases search is going as WHO engages nearly 200 community health champion who are currently searching for cases in each household, reporting and referring them to appropriate treatment centers.”

(Daily Trust)

Source: Grand News

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