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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nigeria : Cholera outbreak: 6 die, 160 infected in Bauchi

Via Nigerian Tribune :

" Bauchi State Commissioner of Health, Mohammed Yahaya Jalam, has raised the alarm of an outbreak of cholera in the state, which has so far claimed six lives while over 160 people have contracted the disease and are currently receiving treatment at various health facilities across the state.

The commissioner raised the alarm while speaking with news men at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching (ATBUTH), Bauchi last weekend, on the development which he said was under control by his ministry and other health related agencies in the state, pointing out that of the 160 people infected, 100 had been treated at the ATBUTH and discharged while the remaining 60 were still receiving treatment.

He said the government had been able to locate the wards that were affected within the metropolis, and the government had been able to control and assisted the victims saying that “we have been able to control it by disinfecting the whole wards by colorating the areas so that it does not break out in other wards and local government and we have been able to provide free treatment to all the affected persons”."

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