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Cholera outbreak kills over 100 persons in Jigawa

Cholera outbreak kills over 100 persons in Jigawa


The Jigawa State Government has confirmed the death of 100 persons as a result of cholera outbreak in 19 local governments within the state.

Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Mu’azu, disclosed this to newsmen in his office.

He said the state has recorded over 5,000 cases of Cholera within one month.

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Mu’azu explained that out of the number, 251 persons were admitted at various healthcare facilities across the state.

He however warned against the use of contaminated water, vegetables, food supplied from river banks, urging improved personal and environmental hygiene.

Mu’azu said the state government, with support from UNICEF and Lafiya program, have formed a rapid response team to curtail the spread of the disease.

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