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Friday, July 29, 2011

Nigeria : 25 hospitalised in Kwara cholera outbreak

Article via The Nation :

" No fewer than 25 people have been hospitalised following the outbreak of cholera in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

At least, 10 people have in the past two days been admitted at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) and another five at the state Civil Service Clinic for cholera treatment.

Others were reported to be on admission at the state specialist hospital, the Civil Service Clinic, among other private hospitals in Ilorin.

A resident doctor at the UITH, Dr Tunde Abdulkareem,  attributed the outbreak to dirt, germs and unclean environment.

He urged the residents to use clean water or boil the water they suspect to be from questionable sources.

The doctor said the hospital had been giving the patients fluid to replace loss water from their system.

Abdulkareem said there was need for urgent education and enlightenment programme to prevent the spread of the disease."

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