Bauchi — The Bauchi State government has denied a report that three people have died as a result of cholera outbreak in Kirfi Local Government Area of the state.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Abubakar Sani Malami, told newsmen yesterday in Bauchi that there is no outbreak of the disease in the area, adding that cholera cases were only recorded in Bauchi and Tafawa Balewa Local Government Areas.
“The problem is that, there is panic. People get apprehensive whenever somebody is reported to be ill as they attribute it cholera. When we heard the news, government sent a team of experts to the area and they took samples. The samples did not indicate cholera. Cholera is a very serious disease. When we hear that somebody has cholera, there are specific steps we take to ensure that we do not only cure him, but also prevent its spread,” he said.
The commissioner assured people of the state that government is doing everything possible to curtail the spread of the disease, calling on them to maintain high level of personal hygiene.
Last week, deputy director in the council’s health department, Hajiya Aishatu Adamu, said there was outbreak of the disease in the area, adding that 25 people were affected with three deaths recorded.
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