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Cholera Outbreak Kills 11 Persons In Kano.

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Cholera outbreak has resulted into the death of 11 persons in three villages located in Bebeji Local Government Area in Kano state.

According to witness accounts, 47 persons affected by the ailment are currently receiving treatment at a private medical facility located close to the affected villages.

Comrade Ubale Dauda,  who supervised the rendering of  volunteer services by  members of the community,   who were mobilized to address the outbreak said, as at the last count on Saturday,  the remains of 11 persons, who lost their lives after  suffering from  acute and excessive excreting   and vomiting have been interred.

He said the severely affected villages are Kuki and Hayi, lamenting that, the affected villages have no primary health care facilities. Adding that this is responsible for huge loss of human lives suffered so far.

The village head of Kuki, Mallam Tijjani said the outbreak has been reported to the district head of Bebeji, adding that appropriate health authorities have been put on notice.

The spokesman, Kano state Ministry of Health, Alhaji Ismail Gwammaja, when contacted , said, the ministry has not received formal complaint about the outbreak of the disease in any parts of the state,

He added that, the ministry will dispatch health officials to investigate the case and with the mandate to act appropriately.



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