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Three Hospitalised As Cholera Breaks Out In Bauchi

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Zimbabwe-46834No fewer than three persons have been hospitalised as cholera broke out in Khandahar and Doya communities in Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

Executive Secretary of the Bauchi State Primary HealthCare Development Agency, Dr Nisser Umar, who said this during a briefing in Bauchi on Monday, said the two communities lacked clean sources of water, adding that their only sources of water had been chlorinated against the spread of the disease.

He said his agency was also making effort to avert the outbreak of cholera in the entire state, adding that apart from the three  suspected cases of cholera, no death had been recorded.

Umar said, “We got information that two Alimajiri children and one other person were cholera positive in the area but not too serious; and we immediately took them to the hospital for treatment and they have been discharged.

He added, “It was discovered that they don’t have clean drinking water and we have chlorinated all the wells in the area. Also the management of water board has moved to the area to clean and repair any pipe leakages.

“Presently, we don’t have cholera epidemic but we are on a red alert because we are surrounded by cholera-prone states  and because our environment has exposed us like any other state, we may have similar situation. So, there is a need to avert the outbreak.”

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