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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nigeria : Cholera claims 9 in Sokoto

Via Nigerian Tribune :

" AN outbreak of cholera at Lugu village, in Wurno Local Government Area of Sokoto State, has claimed nine lives from October 7, 2010.

Nigerian Tribune discovered, on Wednesday, that the deceased included children and adults.

It was also confirmed that the victims were from the isolation camp set up in the village by the Medicines Sans Frontiers and assisted by health officials from the Wurno Local Government Area.

A local government health official overseeing the operations of the camp, Mallam Sambo Idris said so far 1,185 cases had been recorded at the camp.

He further stated that 18 patients were currently on admission at the camp while the rest had been discharged.

Contacted, the chairman of the local government , Alhaji Almustapha Isa Matawalle, attributed the problem to the contamination of sources of water due to the recent flood disaster in the area."

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