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Cholera kills 11 in Jigawa

17 January 2014, 07:17

Dutse - No fewer than 11 persons were killed by cholera outbreak in Jigawa, the state commissioner for health Dr Abubakar Tafida, has said.

This is contained in a statement signed by Mati Ali, the Public Relations Officer in the state Ministry of Health on Thursday in Dutse.

The statement said that a total of 153 cholera cases were reported in the state from January 1 to date.

It added that only four people died at the hospital while the remaining seven died at home.

The statement said that the cholera cases were  reported in Taura, Birnin Kudu, Garki, Ringim, Babura and Gwaram local government areas of the state.

It added that the situation was currently under control.

The statement said that the National Centre for Disease Control has donated drugs and other medical supplies to the  state government for the control and treatment of the disease.

The statement said that the Federal Ministry of Health has set up a seven- member technical team to inspect all the affected local government areas.

The team is also to conduct a rapid assessment, analysis and review the situation to enable rapid interventions to forestall further spread of the disease. 

-  NAN


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