Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

Measles outbreak kills 5 in Kebbi

07 December 2012, 12:01

Kebbi - An outbreak of measles in the Ambursa/Kardi Development Area in Kebbi State has caused the death of five children and isolation of 187 others.  

An official of the Primary Health Care (PHC) in the area, Isa Abubakar, told journalists in Ambursa on Thursday that initially, 192 children were afflicted by the disease.  

He said that state, federal and international agencies had intervened to curtail the spread of the disease and provide drugs to victims.  

The Chairman of Birnin Kebbi Local Government Area, Musa Dan-Illelah, who inspected the isolation camp and victims in Ambursa, lamented the death of the children because of the scourge.  

He said that efforts would be intensified to ensure prevention and spread of the disease to other communities in the state; especially immunisation of children against the six killer diseases.  

He said that drugs and medical facilities would be provided at the designated place of isolation for the victims.

NAN

Tags kebbi measles
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah.
Liberia: Between Ebola And the ty...

The Sirleaf reign as president, as her stint in America’s big corp, has been tainted with allegations of corruption and nepotism and now with the Ebola epidemic.  Read more...

Submitted by
MARTIN BECK NWORAH
I am sorry

There is always a point in one's life when you'll sit down,shut your outer thoughts and meditate on the things that really matter. Read more...

Submitted by
Ajayi Osahenoma
Heaven and hell

There are two place we all are heading to, Heaven or hell, these two are matters of choice. Read more...

Submitted by
Omorogbe Dan Endurance
Change dear universe

Everything that’s happening in the universe today, are happening as a result of our actions, what we are doing and what we are not doing. Read more...

Submitted by
Chidi Anyaehie
What is Faan up to?

Since the exit of the former aviation minister Stella Odua, FAAN has constituted themselves into another NCS, but that's not all. Read more...

Submitted by
SAMUEL UFOT EKEKERE
Time for change: Now or later

Even amongst people of little or no spiritual attributes, there is a strong tendency towards waiting. Read more...