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Bauchi refutes cholera outbreak

02 September 2015, 18:16

Bauchi - The Director, Bauchi State Disease Control, Dr Ahmed Fanti, has said that there is no case of cholera in the state.

Fanti told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi on Wednesday that the speculation in Bakul, Dunmagari and Gallari, among others in Shira Local Government Area was false.

He said that the State Rapid Response Team was in the council area to investigate the purported outbreak of the disease but could not find a single patient that had the presumed case.

Fanti said that even the health officers could not confirm or identify any patient that had either vomiting port diarrhea case within the local government.

Also read: Eight die of cholera in Anambra 

The director explained that the team was at the communities where the purported outbreak was reported for the whole day but could not get any specimen for test.

"There was no any case of cholera in Shira as speculated by people, the state team was at the local government to get samples but no one could either vomit or pass stool that will be use as sample to carry out the test, which will confirm that the person has cholera," he said.

Fanti advised members of the public to desist from disseminating false information, especially now that people were about to be lifted for the holy pilgrimage. 



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