Residents in IDPs camps suffer fresh Cholera outbreak

1425 cases recorded in Muna Garage, 600 in Dikwa, 607 in Monguno and 98 cases in other IDPs camps in Borno state
Cholera outbreak
Drinking of untreated water causes Cholera

Good number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno state have been reportedly affected in a fresh Cholera outbreak.

It was gathered that between last week Friday and Monday, about 701 victims were recorded. Where 4 persons died in Maiduguri, making it a total of 2,728 with 48 deaths.

Borno State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Haruna Mshelia proclaim that; “Since the outbreak of Cholera in some of the IDPs camps, Ministry of Health, World Health Organization and other partners​. Have been working round the clock to ensure that the epidemic which was caused by poor sanitary facilities at IDPs camps are eradicated.”
He added that; “So far over 1,600 latrines have been evacuated and fumigated while 4 treatment centres were created with 2 in Maiduguri metropolis, one in Dikwa while the remaining one is situated in Mongunu.”
He further said: “Adequate vaccines have been acquired for the vaccination of all persons living in the affected camps and areas which include; MMC, Mongunu , Konduga, Ngala, Kalabarge, Kukawa and Gwoza.”

Since the outbreak of the disease, 1425 cases were recorded in Muna Garage, 600 in Dikwa, 607 in Monguno and 98 cases were recorded in other IDPs camps in the state.

The Health Minister disclosed the information during the flag off of the Cholera Vaccination Campaign. In Muna Garare IDPs camp, Maiduguri.

The World Health Organization (WHO) with Borno state Government, jointly organized the Program.

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Report has it that the United Nation has called for about $9.9, as part of the money needed to stop the disease from spreading further.
Causes of Cholera includes the intake of contaminated food or water. And it kills within Hours if not properly treated.
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