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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Nigeria : Cholera kills five in Sokoto, says health official

Via Premium Times :

The Deputy Director of Health of Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State, Bala Oroji, said on Monday that five persons died of suspected cholera at Barkeji Village in the area.
Mr. Oroji announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Tambuwal.
He said that all the deceased persons were aged between 27 and 30 years.
Mr. Oroji said that three persons, one female and two males died on October 14, out of nine infected.
”Similarly, a male and female died on October 19 due to the epidemic, out of the remaining infected persons,” he said.
He said that 11 infected persons were hospitalised at the Barkeji community dispensary on Sunday.
According to him, four of the affected persons have been discharged on Monday, while the remaining seven on admission at the health centre are still receiving treatment."

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