Cholera outbreak: Five lives lost in Kano – Commissioner


Following the outbreak of cholera in Kano State, five persons have lost their lives.

Dr. Aminu Tsanyawa, the State Commissioner for Health, who confirmed the outbreak to newsmen at a briefing, explained that of the 189 cases recorded in the State, five lost their lives.

According to him, on April 16, 2022, a case of watery diarrhea and vomiting, suspected to be due to cholera, was reported in Dambatta, which was promptly investigated, adding that since then, the State had a total of 189 cases in 20 LGAs, out of which 184 have fully recovered, zero active case and five deaths.

He explained that last year, at this time, the State recorded 12,116 cases, with 329 deaths, stressing that it is not unconnected with the prompt and multi-sectoral collaborative response by the State.

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He said, “The Kano State government, under the leadership of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, is fully committed to providing adequate and qualitative healthcare services to the good people of the State in order to eliminate cholera outbreak and other diseases in the State.”

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