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Cholera outbreak kills 16 in IDPs camp

16 September 2015, 13:20

Maiduguri - 16 people were confirmed dead while 172 in critical conditions as Cholera outbreak hit three Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camps within Maiduguri, Borno State, Vanguard reports.

The affected camps are those housing IDPs from Mafa along Dikwa/Ngala Road.

It was gathered that the affected IDPs were prevented from leaving the camp by security agents in a move to prevent spread of the disease into the metropolis until the situation is brought under control.

Also read: NEMA assumes food provision at Borno IDPs camps

However, Information Officer of National Emergency Management Agency, (NEMA) Abdulkadir Ibrahim, said it was not an outbreak of cholera, but reported cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Those affected have been separated from the unaffected, and all the IDPs are being treated with preventive medicine.

Read more at Vanguard

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