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Adamawa records 244 cases of cholera in one month

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Mukaila Ola 


Cholera cases recorded in the last one month in Adamawa State is now 244, the government revealed on Wednesday.


The state on June 17 while announcing the outbreak of the disease, had disclosed that 76 cases were recorded.


Addressing journalists in Yola, Director of Primary Health in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Bwalki Dilli; said the outbreak has risen since then by 168.


He said that that the three affected councils remain Yola North, Yola South and Girei.
He also lamented that the death toll has risen from one to three since June 17.


He said even though, the number of cases has risen in the last one month, it is expected as the medical team is working on treatment of patients in communities.


Dilli said: “The increase in number of cases is expected, because the search is now active and information is going round and we have support from our partners in the creation of public awareness.


“We’ve support from partners, notably the World Health Organisation (WHO), UNICEF, ICRC and IOM.”


Dilli applauded the intervention and support of global health agency in addressing cholera outbreak in the state.


“The specific areas where WHO is active, are in case management, active surveillance in the communities, risk management and coordination of stakeholders’ activities,” he said.


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