Yobe state government has confirmed there are 906 fresh cases of cholera outbreak with 61 deaths and 50 more people on admission in different hospitals in the state.
This was revealed in a statement released by Doctor Muhammad Kawuwa, the state Commissioner for health.
He noted cases of Acute Water Diarrhea (AWD) which were later discovered to be cholera disease were reported in some part of the state.
Speaking further, he said, “Some of the AWD cases were caused by Vibrio bacterae, the bacteria that cause cholera,“
The cases were recorded in sic local governments areas of the state.
“Over 795 patients were successfully treated and discharged, 50 are still on admission in various health facilities across the state. “Unfortunately, we lost 61 patients mainly due to delays in timely reporting to the healthcare facilities for life-saving treatment.”
The commissioner for health confirmed the Ministry of Health and the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in conjunction with the World Health Organization, (WHO) are working together to authenticate the course of the outbreak.
“In the light of this and due to our continued concern for the health of our people, the state government is, therefore, declaring outbreak cholera in the state.”
He urged relevant stakeholders in the state to partner with the government in order to put an end to the spread of the disease in the state.
It should be recalled Natural Junkie reported about 28 people lost their lives to the cholera epidemic in Kano state last month.