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Cholera Outbreak Kills 2 In Bauchi



Two persons have died and 18 others hospitalised following a Cholera outbreak in Bauchi state metropolis.

This was disclosed by the chairman of Bauchi State Primary Healthcare Agency, Pharmacist Ibrahim Gamawa while briefing newsmen yesterday at the Emergency Operation Centre Bauchi.

Gamawa stated that out of the twenty new cases, two were already dead at the  Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH) and the remaining eighteen patients are responding to treatment in the same hospital.

He revealed that the  20  cases  came from four different locations within Bauchi metropolis.The affected  areas are Danmar A and B Isangaya school ,  Hardo within  Kobi ward , Makama B at Nasarawa Jahun and  Makama A Gwallaga .

The Chairman said that his agency has adequate drugs like ORS solutions, chlorine for disinfection etc. that will aid the public in fighting the outbreak. He added that his agency had set things in motion to disinfect areas in the state.

Gamawa then called on the people of the state to cultivate good personal hygiene and  also practice the habit of keeping their environment clean and they should always cover their food items properly, adding that by doing that, it would stop  the disease from spreading further.

He said that a sensitisation campaign in the media and other channels was being carried to sensitise people on the disease and how to avoid it.