Fresh Cholera Outbreak In Kano Kills 25

Channels Television  
Updated January 2, 2014

At least 22 adults and three children have been confirmed dead while some 600 others are infected following a fresh cholera outbreak in Kano State in north western Nigeria. 

An epidemiologist with the state’s Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH), Dr. Tijjani Hussaini, told journalists that the three children died at the early hours of Thursday.

“At least 20 persons are receiving treatment while five were discharged today.

“There are also over 40 men and women at the diarrhoea treatment unit of the hospital,” he said.

Visitors are subjected to first aid before entering and a compulsory clean-up with chlorine on coming out.

So far, millions of Naira has been expended on the treatment of cholera victims across the state.

Within the last one month, an estimated 39 reported deaths caused by Cholera occurred around the metropolitan city of Kano.

Cholera epidemic is profuse watery diarrhoea that occurs with or without vomiting. Its outbreak is largely attributed to poor sanitary condition, use of contaminated water and unhygienic prepared.

With the casualty figures increasing on a daily basis, the government has urged residents to take proactive measures in ensuring proper environment hygiene.

Residents have also called for the provision of portable drinking water in the area.