Again Cholera Claims 173 lives in Kano

Cholera outbreak has killed about 173 people in 44 Local Government Areas of Kano.

The state’s Epidemiologist and Deputy Director of Public Health and Disease Control, Dr. Bashir Lawan Muhammad, made the revelation when he spoke to Vanguard on Monday.

Muhammad further said that from March to July 2021, the state treated 4,932 out of the 5,316 active cases of the disease which have all been discharged.

“The outbreak started in March this year, when we started recording cases in only one local government.

“We have been doing the needful through our emergency and response units as well as chlorination of hundreds of houses and wells across the affected local government areas,” he explained.

He also added that cholera outbreak is seasonal in the state and is easily transmitted by flies caused by open defecation by humans and dungs used by some farmers as manure for their farms.

However, Muhammad said apart from providing drugs and health personnel to the affected areas, the state government has launched a widespread campaign through the ministry of health on the need to observe personal and environmental hygiene to avoid contracting the disease.

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