Cholera outbreak in Jigawa

No fewer than twenty-five people were reported dead as a result of cholera outbreak in Aran village in Dutse municipal council, Jigawa State.

The outbreak, said an eyewitness, was as a result of lack of good drinking water, as the inhabitants of the village depended largely on a nearby contaminated stream.

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Investigations have revealed that the outbreak engulf the village few weeks ago, claiming lives of people mostly children below the ages of five, adults, and women.

It added that the outbreak claimed lives ranging from two to five per each household.

One Malam Ali Hamisu, 45, who lost two of his children said they died as a result of vomiting and diarrhea – a symptom of cholera endemic.

Contacted, the Commissioner of Health, Dr. Abba Zakari, confirmed the incidence, but assured that the government was on the top of the situation.

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