According to a NAN investigation, cholera killed 204 people and hospitalized 2,551 people in 20 Kebbi local government areas.
According to a Kebbi Ministry of Health official who spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday, the first deaths were documented in Diri Daji in Sakaba and has since spread to 20 LGAs.
“The latest cholera outbreak has had a significant impact on us. But, thank God, people are starting to recover, and the death toll isn’t as high as it is in other parts of the state,” added another source.
When contacted, Aminu Haliru-Bunza, Chief Medical Director of Sir Yahaya Memorial Hospital, revealed that at least 2,208 affected individuals had been admitted to the hospital across 20 LGAs.
“The infectious sickness has already infected 20 of the 21 local government areas in the country. Mr Haliru-Bunza added that tests revealed that 2,208 people had been tested in certain locations, and that 146 people had died during the outbreak. “The figure affects people of all ages and affects both sexes.”
Mr Haliru-Bunza, who explained that the outbreak was caused by bacterial pollution, recommended communities to enhance their hygiene, sanitation, and cleanliness.
According to him, the Kebbi administration is taking steps to contain the disease’s spread, revealing that the government has equipped local councils with equipment and drugs.
Because the sickness is highly infectious, we have monitoring personnel and camps to isolate people, he said.
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