Five lives lost to cholera outbreak in Kano

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Five people have died following the outbreak of cholera in Kano State.

Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, the State Commissioner for Health, who confirmed the outbreak to newsmen at a briefing, explained that of the 189 cases recorded in the State, five have died.

Back in April 2022, the World Health Organisation disclosed that the cholera outbreak in Nigeria in 2021 is the highest in recent times.

According to the Organisation, Nigeria recorded over 100,000 suspected cases of cholera in 2021.

Speaking to newsmen following the death of 5 in Kano, Tsanyawa said that on April 16, 2022, a case of watery diarrhea and vomiting, suspected to be due to cholera, was reported in Dambatta, which was promptly investigated.

He added that since then, the State had a total of 189 cases in 20 LGAs, out of which 184 have fully recovered, zero active case and five deaths.

He explained that last year, at this time, the State recorded 12,116 cases, with 329 deaths, stressing that it is not unconnected with the prompt and multi-sectoral collaborative response by the State.

He said: “The Kano State government, under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, is fully committed to providing adequate and qualitative healthcare services to the good people of the State in order to eliminate cholera outbreak and other diseases in the State.”