Not less than 15 persons have been reported dead in the recent cholera outbreak in 6 local government areas of Katsina State within four days.
From reports gathered the affected local government areas includes:Funtua, Kusada, Kaita, Ingawa, Kankia and Katsina.
According to sources at the affected local government areas, nine out of the 15 persons were children from Funtua Local Government Area, while the other six died in Kusada Local Government Area of the state.
The sources also disclosed that asides the 15 deceased persons, 132 new cases have been recorded between June 29 and July 2, 2018.
Mariatu Bala Usman, the State Commissioner of Health while speaking to newsmen on the issue said that this particular outbreak is as a result of people from the areas taking contaminated water and vegetables.
“We have cases of cholera in Kusada and other five local government areas of Katsina. We have reports that this particular outbreak has come from the people taking contaminated water and vegetables. So I am appealing to citizens of the state, particularly those at the community level to desist from taking contaminated water,” she said.
The Commissioner also disclosed that the State government is doing everything possible to tackle the outbreak, adding that the Ministry of health has procured drugs for the treatment of the patients free.