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Cholera kills four persons, hospitalises two in Yobe

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Cholera kills four persons, hospitalises two in Yobe

Tada Jutha, Damaturu

 

Yobe State government on Thursday confirmed that 4 persons have died and two hospitalises from the outbreak of the cholera epidemic in Jakusko Local Government Area of the State.

The State Executive Secretary of Primary Health Care Management Board, Dr Babagana Kundi, who confirmed the Outbreak in Damaturu, the state capital, said that a rapid response team has been raised to prevent the further spread of disease to other parts of the state.

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He said the situation is under control by sensitizing residents and other stakeholders to adhere to strict personal hygiene, including boiling water before drinking.

He added that two people are hospitalized and receiving treatment before they are discharged.

On preventative measures, he said: “I spoke with the primary health care coordinator in the area and directed him to begin decontamination of the area.”

The Council Chairman of Jakusko, Abdullahi Hassan Gwayo, also directed community health workers to take drastic action to prevent the further spread of water-borne disease to other council areas.

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He urged the residents to strictly adhere to preventative measures, including personal hygiene and open defecation that contaminates water points and streams.

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