Zamfara Records 1,188 Cholera, 50 Diphtheria Cases in 10 Months

Dr Aishatu Anka, the Zamfara State Commissioner of Health has disclosed that the state has recorded 1,188 cases of cholera and 50 of diphtheria across the 14 local government areas of the state since December 2022.

She announced this while distributing medical consumables at the Shagari Cholera Treatment Centre in Gusau on Wednesday, noting that Cholera is prevalent in Gusau Anka, Bakura, and Bukkuyum local government areas of the state.

She said 40 people had died out of the 1,188 cholera victims recorded.

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Dr Anka also confirmed that no less than 50 Diphtheria cases with two deaths have been recorded in the state since December last year when the disease first broke out.

The commissioner said that an investigation was being conducted to ascertain the extent of the spread of the disease.

She urged the public to make sure they consumed only clean water as doing so would enable the state to effectively curtail the further spread of the ailments.


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