Whooping Cough, Measles Kill 17 Children In Kano
Not more than 17 children have been reported dead after an outbreak of whooping cough and measles in Kiru local government area of Kano state.
A council health official Mallam Hassan Adamu, confirmed the development in Kankwana and Dashi communities in Dangora ward of the local government local
According to him, “Efforts are in the pipeline for immediate medical support to the affected communities.”
Meanwhile, a World Health Organisation (WHO) representative, Mallam Yakubu Sani attributed the outbreak of disease to poor routine immunization and inadequate health mobilization activity.
The district Head of Kiru, Alhaji lbrahim Hamza Bayero has paid a condolence visit to the family of the deceased, urging the state government to deploy medical personnel to the affected areas for immediate intervention.