Fresh cholera outbreak in Kano claims 6 lives

No fewer than six persons have died of cholera in Kafin Dalawa Village in Tudunwada Wada local council of Kano State.

Besides, the state Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of cholera in nine local councils and had since deployed medical personal to observe the situation and check possible epidemic.

The affected councils are Doguwa, Tudunwada Wada, Gaya, Wudi, Dawakin Kudu, Garko, Kabo, Rano and Sumaila, all outside the metropolis. The Commissioner for Health, Dr. Abubakar Labaram Yusuf, told The Guardian that 116 people were infected, though the ministry was already working to curb further spread.

He hinged the outbreak to the method of consumption of food and water, especially during the Ramadan period, even as maintained that only seven persons were currently on admission for suspected cholera infection.

However, a non-governmental organisation, Isma Medicare Initiative, revealed that about 701 people have been infected in the past six days, with 20 severe cases in Kafin Dalawa alone.