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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cholera Claimed 352 Lives in 11 States, Says FG

Via This Day :

" The Federal Government yesterday gave an update on the number of casualties resulting from the cholera outbreak across the country, saying the disease has so far caused the death of 352 persons in the last seven months.According to statistics made available to THISDAY by the Special Assistant on (Communications), Rakiya Zubairu, cholera disease has claimed a total of 352 lives in 11 states of the country between January and August 25th, 2010.

The states are Jigawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Cross River, Kaduna and Rivers.An update provided by the Federal Ministry of Health through the Special Assistant to the Minister on Communication, Rakiya Zubairu also gave the total number of reported cases of cholera within the period as 6,597.

The Ministry said outbreaks of Cholera in most states particularly in the North- eastern part of the country this year were as a result of heavy rains in most parts of the country leading to flooding in many communities."

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