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Cholera Outbreak Kills 59 in Bauchi

| April 12, 2014 More

Gov  Isa Yuguda

Segun Awofadeji 
No fewer than 59 persons have been reportedly killed following an outbreak of cholera in Bauchi State.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Sani Malami, who briefed journalists on the update of the disease yesterday at a press conference in Bauchi, said the 54 persons died at their homes while five died at the treatment camps in the state. According to him, the cholera outbreak was triggered by massive movements of people from neighbouring states into the state as a result of the insecurity challenges and flood.

He said: “The state recorded a high casualty figure because some of the victims were treating themselves at home while the deaths recorded in the treatment camps across the state were low because the victims accessed medical attention early enough.”

Malami disclosed that the state government was able to curtail the spread of the epidemic by establishing treatment camps, cholorinating over 60 wells and dispatching medical teams who went from house to house.

The commissioner said: “The state government has increased access to healthcare centres in the state to forestall the spread of the disease and also partnered with international bodies to setup camps at the teaching hospitals across the state.”

Category: Bauchi State News

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