Health and Fitness

Cholera outbreak kills over thirty persons in Jigawa

No fewer than 30 people has died of Cholera disease outbreak in Jigawa sate, Newspremises has learnt.

Jigawa state Commissioner for Health Dr. Salisu Mu’azu made this known while briefing journalists in his office on Monday.

According to him, the state government had also recorded over two thousand cases of the outbreak within one month.

He further explained that the infection had spread to nine local governments including, Dutse, Hadejia, Birnin-Kudu, Kirikasamma and Ringim Local Governments.

The permanent secretary explained that the state government had already mobilized rapid response teams and medicines to the affected local governments to curtail the further spread of the cases.

Mu’azu said the ministry had identified the causes of the problem and had already taken measures.

“Most of the problems occurred after the first rain where the water washed all kinds of dirty and contaminated it with some sources of water, especially open well,” he said.

He, however, asked the general public to practise personal and environmental hygiene to avoid further spread the cases.

He urged the people of the state to immediately report any suspected case to the nearest health care facility.

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