The World Health Organisation (WHO) has deployed 39 staff to contain the outbreak of cholera in Mubi North and Mubi South local government areas of Adamawa State.
A statement from Chima Onuekwe, the Health Emergencies Communication Officer of WHO, said there are plans to engage additional 15 ad-hoc personnel to boost the medical efforts.
Noting that 434 suspected cases had been recorded with 13 deaths as at May 26, Onuekwe described the development as worrisome.
He said that WHO is coordinating the response activities, including active surveillance within communities and health facilities, management of reported cases as well as daily review meeting at the Emergency Operations Centre, to ensure timely control of the outbreak.
Meanwhile, the Adamawa Commissioner for Health, Dr Fatima Atiku, said that the state is collaborating with WHO and other partners to ensure that the outbreak is contained.
Atiku said that the efforts are yielding results as indicated in the decline in the trend of case fatality ratio, which was 17 per cent as at May 12, but reduced to 3 per cent.