Cholera Rage in Jigawa


*Kills 100 persons

By Our Correspondent


Health officials in Jigawa state have raised alarm over the rampaging cholera infection rage in the state. Figures released indicate that Over 5000 persons have been confirmed infected within one month.
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr Salisu Mu’azu, who confirmed the development in Dutse on Wednesday, also added that 100 persons have so far been killed by the disease which is currently evident in 19 of the state’s 27 local government areas.
The Jigawa State Government has confirmed the death of 100 persons as a result of a cholera outbreak in 19 local governments within the state.
According to Mu’azu, 251 persons are currently on admission in various hospital across the state, adding that the state is already collaborating with UNICEF and the Lafiya program, with whom it has formed a rapid response team to curtail the spread of the disease.

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