A fresh cholera outbreak at Badawa-Galadima ward in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Kano State has reportedly killed seven persons.
Confirming the death, Head of Health Department of the local government, Alhaji Muazu Doka, told journalists in Kano yesterday that a total of 68 infected persons were currently receiving treatment.
Muazu pointed out that 29 were at the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) while the remaining 39 were at their respective houses.
“We have also treated more than 71 persons particularly those with cases that are not severe, the outbreak which started five days ago, has so far claimed seven lives,” he said.
Doka said the local government council had purchased and distributed drugs worth N650,000 for the treatment of the patients.
He listed the drugs as doxycycline capsules, ORT, doxrosesaline, gizeve sets, septrine tablets and paracytamol tablets among others.
According to him, health personnel from the local government had gone round the houses of the affected persons with a view to giving them the necessary attention and treatment.
He said the local government health department had cleared all the drainage in the affected area.
Doka, who attributed the new cases to the filthy environment, called on the people of the area to always keep their environment clean and tidy in order to prevent the spread of the disease.
“There is poor sanitary condition in the area, so the people have be rise up to the challenges by keeping their environment clean,” he said.