Cholera outbreak kills 10 in Gombe

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By Ismail Auwal

Gombe State has declared an outbreak of cholera with no fewer than 10 deaths already recorded across the state.

The State, Commissioner for Health Habu Dahiru confirming the case on Thursday told journalists that told as of September 20, 236 cases of cholera had been recorded in the state.

Dahiru, who was represented by  executive secretary of the state Primary Health Care Development Agency, Abdulrahman Shuaibu, said  “This year, from June, we had sporadic cases of cholera in Balanga LGA and because of the preparedness and prompt response, it has been largely subdued without escalation,” he said.

He noted the outbreaks are recorded in eight wards across Balanga, Yamaltu-Deba, Nafada, Funakaye and Gombe LGA of the state.

“The state ministry of health has promptly initiated public health actions for prevention and control of the disease.

“As of September 20, there was an increase in the number of cases as 236 cases have been listed so far,” the commissioner said.

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