Cholera Outbreak Kills Three In Borno
No fewer than three persons died in fresh cholera outbreak in Kukawa Local Government area of Borno, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Haruna Mshelia, has said.
Mshelia made the disclosure when the Director General, World Health Organization (WHO), Dr Tedros Ghebrayesus, visited the WHO’s Emergency and Response Centre on Friday in Maiduguri.
He said that about 700 cases of cholera were recorded in Baga, Doron Baga and Kukawa in the past weeks.
Ghebrayesus, in his remarks, assured of WHO’s commitment to contain the spread of cholera, polio and other diseases in the state.
He said: “The current cholera outbreak was recorded in areas where vaccination was not conducted. The outbreak would be analysed to avert future ocurrence.”