Cholera Outbreak Kills Three Persons In Borno
The Borno State government has confirmed the death of three persons as a result of cholera disease outbreak in the state.
Commissioner of Health in the state, Dr Haruna Mshelia, disclosed this on Thursday in Maiduguri.
According to him, 693 persons have been diagnosed with the disease in villages around the Lake Chad area of the state.
Dr Mshelia noted that outbreak first occurred six weeks ago in Baga, Doro Baga, Bundiram and Kukawa villages while 77 samples were collected, out of which 69 confirmed suspicion that it was cholera.
He, however, said the state government has set up two treatment centres in Baga and Kukawa respectively to attend to all reported cases.