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Cholera Kills 24 Persons In Bayelsa State
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Cholera Kills 24 Persons In Bayelsa State

THE Bayelsa State Government has announced that 24 persons have died as a result of cholera outbreak in the state. It was gathered on Saturday that about 200 cases of the epidemic were recorded in 30 communities with the coastal Southern Ijaw Local Government Area being the worst-hit. The state Commissioner for Health, Dr Pabara Newton-Igwele, while confirming the incident, said the state government had mobilised its Rapid Response Team to mitigate the spread of the cholera disease. He said the government in partnership with the World Health Organisation had also adopted some measures to preserve the lives of the people during the period. Newton-Igwele said, “Some of the measures include the decentralisation of the RRT in the local government areas since last October; distr...
Sokoto Government Shuts Down School Over Cholera Outbreak
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Sokoto Government Shuts Down School Over Cholera Outbreak

Government Girls College in Mabera has been shut down by the Sokoto government following a cholera outbreak which has killed two students. Commissioner for Science and Technology, Dr. Kulu Haruna who made the announcement said 70 students were affected but only 20 are currently at the isolation centre. Haruna said the decision to shut down the school became necessary to address the problem, and further stated that a high powered medical team have been deployed to the school. Daily Trust reported that the two students who died were temporarilyy transferred to the college after the closure of all boarding schools in the banditry prone areas by the state government. Haruna however dismissed insinuations that the disease emanated from a new borehole in the school.The school whi...
Fresh Cholera Outbreak Kills 11 People In Kano State
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Fresh Cholera Outbreak Kills 11 People In Kano State

A fresh outbreak of cholera has claimed 11 lives, while 47 others are currently hospitalised at Hanya Madaki, Halin Sarki, and Kunchi villages in Bebeji Local Government Area of Kano State. One of the youth leaders in the affected area, Ubali Dawud Abubakar, who confirmed the outbreak, said the three villages had been battling the suspected cholera outbreak for over one week, adding that despite reporting to the appropriate authorities, there had been no response. According to him, the last victim, who died as a result of the suspected cholera outbreak was buried yesterday evening.  Also, a parent of one of the victims, Musa Abdullahi, said about 47 persons had been treated at homes, as well as at some patent medicine outfit, within the affected communities, since the villages hi...
Filth Spreads Yemen’s Deadly Cholera Outbreak
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Filth Spreads Yemen’s Deadly Cholera Outbreak

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen's cholera outbreak is so widespread that just drinking water can lead to death. Nearly 2,000 people have already succumbed to one of the worst recorded outbreaks of cholera in modern history, with over 400,000 having contracted the disease, according to the World Health Organization. Cholera, a diarrheal disease spread by ingestion of food or water tainted with human faeces, can kill within hours if untreated. It has been largely eradicated in developed countries equipped with sanitation systems and water treatment. But Yemen's devastating civil war, pitting a Saudi-led military coalition against the armed Houthi group, and economic collapse has made it extremely difficult to deal with catastrophes such as cholera and mass hunger. With stinking green watery filt...
Cholera outbreak kills two in Lagos!
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Cholera outbreak kills two in Lagos!

At least two persons have been confirmed dead, while 25 other residents of Lagos State are receiving treatment in hospitals following an outbreak of cholera in three local government areas of the state The Lagos State Government at a press conference in Alausa on Tuesday that,the outbreak was due to the heavy rainfall being experienced and the aftermath of flooding in the state. The Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said, “Twenty-seven cases have been listed by our epidemiology/disease surveillance officers as of today, July 25, 2017. Two deaths were recorded from the 27 cases.” “In Oshodi-Isolo LGA, two cases were recorded. One was managed at a private hospital and he is alive, while one died at home. In Surulere LGA, 14 cases were reported and managed at Randle General Hosp...

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