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