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Cholera kills five in Kano- Official

Kano state government has revealed that it has recorded five deaths due to cholera cases in the state and very strong preventive measures have been to tackle the outbreak.

The state commissioner for health Dr Aminu Ibrahim Tsanyawa announced this on Tuesday at a news conference in the state.

Solacebase reports that, Tsanyawa said that on the 16th April 2022 a case of watery diarrhea and vomiting suspected to be due to cholera was reported in Dambatta local government area of the state  which was promptly investigated.

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According to him since then, a total of 189 cases in 20 LGAs were recorded and out of which 184 have fully recovered, 0 active case and 5 deaths. 

He said that Nigeria is still affected by cholera especially during the rainy season due to poor personal and environmental hygiene, sanitation, poor waste management and open defecation all of which promote feco-oral transmission which is also the causative agent of the disease.

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“You may wish to know that cholera outbreak is seasonal and is a bacterial infection of humans caused by v.cholerae, which is a Gram-negative bacillus and any resident of a community under investigation aged two years and above with acute watery diarrhea with or without vomiting should be immediately evaluated for suspected cholera disease, ” he said.

The commissioner also thanked the state governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for his commitment to providing adequate and qualitative health care services to the good people of the State in order to eliminate cholera outbreak and other diseases in the state.

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