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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Cholera Has Spreads To 10 Of 14 LGAs in Zamfara



At least 80 people have lost their lives in the outbreak of cholera recorded in Zamfara state in the last one month.




Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Suleiman Gummi, commissioner for health, said the disease had spread to 10 out of the 14 local government areas of the state.

He disclosed that 500 people were currently receiving treatment at various health facilities in the state.

Gummi said the state government had established special camps and had deployed medicine and health personnel to contain the situation.

He said the state government had reported the case to the federal government and more medical assistance was being expected.

The commissioner appealed to the citizens of the state to keep their environments clean and also ensure to prepare their food under hygienic conditions.

The local government areas affected are; Bungudu, Maru, Maradun, Talata-Mafara and Bakura.

Others are: Shinkafi, Anka, Kaura -Namoda, Birnin-Magaji and Zurmi.

Cholera is an infectious disease that causes severe watery diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration and even death if untreated.

It is caused by eating food or drinking water contaminated with a bacterium called Vibrio cholerae.

The Cable

7 comments:

ola wealth said...

Too bad.. Government should do something fast

Duchess Jaz said...

God have mercy and protect ur children oh

Mrz Gbagaun (aka pidgin arena) said...

Oh no....

Sharon Aminu said...

Hausa people can eat anything,even if it kills them,they will say Allah yakawo.mean na God bring am.

KG said...

Government should do something about it fast, but hausa people are dirty sha, infact dirty is an understatement may God have mercy on them...hmmnn

KG said...

Government should do something about it fast, but hausa people are dirty sha, infact dirty is an understatement may God have mercy on them...hmmnn

Anonymous said...

Dirty northerners. Upon all their bloodsucking they cannot wash their hands

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