Tension spreads as cholera kills 20, 322 hospitalised

Armstrong Bakam

26 May 2021

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CHOLERA outbreak in Bauchi State has killed no fewer than 20 persons in the state, the state government has disclosed.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Aliyu Maigoro, disclosed this during a press conference in Bauchi on Tuesday.

He said nine local government areas in the state recorded a total of 322 cases within one month, adding that the fatality rate on the outbreak was 6.2 per cent.

 He said, “The index case was a 37-year-old housewife at Burra General Hospital on 24th April, 2021. She complained of abdominal pains, watery diarrhoea and vomiting. She and others were successfully managed and discharged.”

Maigoro said that the ministry, through the Primary Health Care Development Agency, responded immediately to prevent the spread to other communities, adding that it was discovered that there was an ongoing outbreak of similar diseases in neighbouring Sumaila and other LGAs of Kano State.

“Bauchi recorded 147 cases with nine deaths, Toro 58 cases with three deaths, Ningi 51 cases also with three deaths, Misau had 31 cases with four deaths, Giade recorded 10 cases with one death, Ganjuwa, seven cases with no death.

“Shira and Darazo recorded one case each with no death, while Warji had 16 cases with no deaths. This brings the total of confirmed cases to 322 with 20 deaths and 6.2 per cent death rate,” he stated

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