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Cholera kills 169, 191 hospitalised as disease ravages 41 LGAs in Kano- Official


Kano State Government has confirmed the death toll from the Cholera outbreak that ravages 41 out of 44 Local Government Areas in the state to 169.

Solacebase reports that the Director of Public Health, Kano State Ministry of Health, Dr Ashiru Rajab who confirmed this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday.

Dr Rajab said the casualties were recorded within the last three months in the state.

He said a total of 5,221 persons were affected with the disease, while about 4, 860 have been discharged.

According to him, about 191 persons affected were currently receiving treatments in various health facilities in the state.

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He was also quick to say that the government is working tirelessly to address the situation.

“We have recorded 5,221 cases in the last three months. About 4,860 were treated and discharged. Currently, we have 191 active cases in different facilities across the State, while 169 deaths were recorded across the 41 Local Government Areas of the state, ‘’Dr. Rajab said.

“Kano State Government had embarked on massive sensitization and enlightenment campaign to the general populace especially the Rural Dwellers on measures needed to be implored in maintaining environmental and personal hygiene to avoid outbreaks.’’

“Similarly, the Government had provided the needed medications such as fluids, drugs and other essential facilities in government hospitals geared towards addressing the menace.’’

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