Cholera Outbreak: 11 Persons Die In Kano
A fresh cholera outbreak has sent 11 persons to an early grave, while 47 others are currently hospitalised at Hanya Madaki, Halin Sarki, and Kunchi villages in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State.
Confirming the outbreak, a youth leader in the affected area, Ubali Dawud Abubakar, said the three villages had been battling the suspected cholera outbreak for over one week,
The Punch quoted him as adding that despite reporting to the appropriate authorities, there had been no response.
According to him, the remains of the last victim of the cholera outbreak were buried on Sunday evening.
Also, a parent of one of the victims, Musa Abdullahi, said about 47 persons had been treated at homes, as well as at some Patent medicine outfit, within the affected communities, while the villages hit by the suspected cholera had no hospitals or clinic.
Reacting to the development, the Public Relations Officer of the State Health Ministry, Ismail Garba Gwamaja, claimed that the Ministry was unaware of the outbreak of Cholera in the affected villages but promised to investigate the incident to enable the Ministry to take appropriate action.