Disease Outbreak Kills 4 In Adamawa State

Cholera Outbreak in Nigeria

According to a joint report by the World Health Organization (WHO) and Adamawa State Ministry of Health, two new cases of cholera were reported from 11 to 12 September 2019 from Yola North Local Government Area.

The report also stated that there was no new case from Girei and Yola South LGAs, adding that Song LGA has not reported any new case in the past eight weeks.

Atleast four have died as a result of cholera outbreak in Nigeria as reported to 16 September 2019.

This was contained in a report by World Health Organization (WHO) and Adamawa State Ministry of Health. The victims died as a result of outbreak of cholera in the North-East State of Nigeria following a report the two health bodies received from Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

However, the outbreak is for now limited to Yola North as no new case has been received from Girei and Yola South Local Government Area’s in eight weeks following the confirmation of 76 cases of cholera outbreak in June 2019.

Below is excerpt made available to Josloaded Media by SaharaReporters;

“The total number of cases reported as at 12th September 2019 stands at 739 with 4 deaths (CFR=0.54%), Yola North has 453 cases with 2 deaths (CFR= 0.44%); Girei has 183 cases with 1 death (CFR= 0.55 %), Yola South has 102 cases with 1 death (CFR= 0.98 %) and Song has 1 case with 0 death (CFR= 0 %). So far, 185 samples yielded growth suggestive of Vibrio cholerae on culture and results of 7 isolates from the reference laboratory revealed 01 serotypes,” the reported said.