Cholera Outbreak: 30 Dead, 2000 hospitalised in Jigawa
In Jigawa, a cholera outbreak has killed at least 30 individuals and hospitalized more than 2,000 people in the last two months.
The majority of the infected patients were youngsters, according to Salisu Mu’azu, Permanent Secretary, Jigawa State Ministry of Health, who verified the epidemic.
Hadejia, Dutse, Kirikasamma, Birnin Kudu, and Ringim are among the regions most impacted by the outbreak, according to Mr Mu’azu.
He went on to say that some of the 2,000 sick people had been discharged, while others were still being treated in government hospitals.
Although the permanent secretary could not identify what caused the epidemic, he did remark that the Hadejia case may be connected to water contamination.
He underlined the risk of water pollution near the water sellers who gather and distribute water to Hadejia locals from an area where individuals practiced open defecation.
Mr Mu’azu went on to say that the state administration was on top of the issue and that, for the time being, residents in the impacted regions were getting the help they needed.
The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) had sent some drugs, and UNICEF had pledged to send more, according to the permanent secretary.
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