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Monday, June 21, 2010

Nigeria - Cholera: 21 Killed, 86 Hospitalised

Via This Day Online :

" No fewer than 21 persons have lost their lives and 86 others lying critically ill in private health care facilities in Adamawa State following an outbreak of cholera in the state.

The outbreak of cholera which has ravaged about six local government council areas of the state in the past one week, is compounded by the strike action of the state workers , which is now in the second week.

The killer disease characterized by severe vomiting and acute diarrhea has claimed 11 lives inNuman local government council area of the state since the its outbreak, while reports in the statebroadcasting corporation, monitored in Yola,said 10 others have lost their lives in Wuro Hausa, a suburb,in Yola South Local Government Area of the state.

The disease, according to findings in Numan council area, has continued to wreak havoc on the physical condition of the people without abating for weeks, a development which attracted the attention of Laori Kwamoti, a member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly representing Numan.

Kwamoti,confirmed the outbreak at the weekend saying five adults and four children were lying critically ill at the Numan General Hospital."

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