Cholera hits Anambra State, 11 persons infected

The Anambra State Ministry of Health has confirmed the outbreak of Cholera in the State, at least 11 persons have been hospitalised in the Inoma community in the Anambra West Local Government Area following the outbreak.

The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Joseph Akabuike, said this on Thursday in a statement in Awka, the state capital.

The statement read partly, “The team was dispatched by the Commissioner for Health, Dr Joe Akabuike.

“The team is led by the state Disease Surveillance Officer, Adaora Ejikeme, accompanied by the state UNICEF Consultant, Didien Gbofemi.

“The team was tasked to stem the spread as well as recommend measures to contain any replication.

“Eleven patients – five boys and six girls – within the age bracket of one to 10 years, had since been admitted into a health facility in the area.”

The patients, our correspondent gathered, showed symptoms of cholera like excessive stooling, vomiting, acute dehydration and malnutrition.

It added, “As part of the intervention to control the outbreak, the team supplied antimicrobial medicines such as Doxycycline tablets, flagyl infusions, flagyl tablets, ciprofloxacin tabs, ciprotabinfussions and ceptraxone injections among others.”

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )