61 people have died as a result of Cholera outbreak in Yobe state with 906 new confirmed cases.
According to the government and the United Nations, the number of new confirmed cases have risen to 906
The Yobe State government confirmed that 906 fresh cases of cholera have been recorded in the state with 61 deaths while 50 others are still on admission in hospitals across the state.
Dr. Muhammad Kawuwa, the Commissioner for Health, disclosed in a statement in Damaturu that Acute Water Diarrhea (AWD) cases were reported in some parts of the state and later confirmed to be cholera after laboratory tests, noting that some of the AWD cases was caused by Vibrio bacteria, which causes cholera.
Fresh cases of the waterborne disease was recorded in six local government areas within two months, the affected local governments are Gujba, Gulani, Damaturu, Fune, Potiskum and Nangere, he said.
“Over 795 patients were successfully treated and discharged, 50 are still on admission in various health facilities across the state.
An outbreak of the disease was declared in neighboring Borno state two weeks ago, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Nigeria said in an emailed statement,Saturday.
The UN said the cumulative number of recorded cases in both states currently stands at 3,126 including 97 deaths.