Cholera Outbreak Kills 30 Persons In Jigawa State
Over thirty persons have been reported dead following a Cholera outbreak in Jigawa state.
State Commissioner of Health Dr. Salisu Mu’azu revealed this while briefing newsmen in his office.
He noted that the state government had also recorded over two thousand confirmed cases of the outbreak within one month.
He revealed 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 stop the further spread of the cases.
Cholera Outbreak Kills
Mu’azu noted that the ministry had found out 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.