Nigeria’s northern Katsina state has recorded over 150 deaths ensuing from the outbreak of cholera, the state’s Major Well being Care Improvement Company has stated.
Shamsudeen Yahaya, government secretary, Katsina Major Well being Care Improvement Company (PHCDA), stated the northern state has additionally recorded a minimum of 5,677 reported circumstances for the reason that outbreak of the illness within the state.
Yahaya stated the figures have been gotten from hospitals and different main well being care centres within the state.
In keeping with him, the casualty determine might be increased as some victims, notably these within the rural areas, don’t go to the hospitals.
“Similar to it’s occurring in some elements of the nation, we nonetheless have cholera circumstances in Katsina state. And as you all know, the illness goes excessive in the course of the wet season,” Yahaya stated.
“As at Thursday, September 2, we had 5,677 circumstances of cholera overlaying the 34 native authorities areas of the state.
“All of us have a job to play on the household and group ranges as a result of that’s an important.
“When individuals interact in indiscriminate dumping of refuse, indiscriminate open defecation, there have to be a variety of ailments like cholera.”
He suggested residents to keep away from unhygienic practices, dumping of refuse indiscriminately, and endeavour to eat solely wholesome meals.