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Heavy Tension in Yobe: Cholera outbreak kill six, 62 hospitalized

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Not fewer than six people have been confirmed dead following an outbreak of Cholera in Bade Local Government of Yobe State.

Our correspondent who visited Gashua Hospital saw many people on admission for treatment.

Officials of Disease Control Unit of the State Primary Healthcare Agency disclosed that a total of 68 people were admitted from 25th March, 2018 to 31st March, 2018.

According to the statistics, eight out of ten people were tested positive with few cases of gastroenteritis.

Statistics gathered by our correspondent indicate that most of the cases are within Gashua town.

The records show that Katuzu 6 Sabin Gari 24 Lawan Fanami 7, Lwan Musa 9 Zango 11Sarki Hausawa 5, Yusufari Kachallari 1 with a total of six death.

The commissioner of Health Yobe State, Dr. Bello Kawuwa confirmed the outbreak but refused to speak about the number of death.

“We have received reports of the outbreak in Gashua. We have dispatched our team in the area to address the problem.

As for the number of death and what you saw, I wouldn’t contest that but I haven’t received the report yet because I am in transit”, Dr. Bello said.

 

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