As the Ministry of Health in Borno State declared an outbreak of cholera in the state, a total of 680 cases of suspected cholera have been recorded in eight local government areas (LGAs), including 18 deaths, as of September 7, 2018.
This was contained in a bulletin issued by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs yesterday. According to the data, this represents a fatality rate of 2.6 per cent. The first suspected cases were recorded on August 19, 2018.
The following cases have been recorded: Jere, 218 including two deaths; Magumeri, 156 including four deaths; Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), 141 including five deaths; Chibok, 85 including three deaths; Konduga, 38 including three deaths; Kaga, 28 including one death; Damboa, eight; and Shani, six. Going by the response, Borno State Ministry of Health, with the support of humanitarian partners, is coordinating the response through the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC).
The statement said that currently, a 100-bed Cholera Treatment Centre (CTC) is operational in Dala (a locality in MMC), and in Magumeri LGA a Cholera Treatment Unit (CTU) has been set up in an existing health facility. Oral Rehydration Points (ORPs) have also been set up in El-Miskin, Muna Garage and Customs House camps for internally displaced people. Additional resources are urgently needed to strengthen the response for timely containment of the outbreak, the statement said.
News11 hours ago
Minimum Wage: NLC to commence nationwide strike Wednesday
Politics11 hours ago
Oni should face disciplinary action if…. – Oshinkolu
Metro and Crime20 hours ago
Four men hack into FCMB database, steal N1B from customers’ account
Metro and Crime12 hours ago
213 days: Leah Sharibu mustn’t die –Nigerians
News11 hours ago
Aspirants to Obiano: We won’t step down for Bianca
News21 hours ago
Police file exam malpractice charge against Adeleke
News10 hours ago
Buhari’s re-election bid splits ex-militant leaders
News20 hours ago
WAEC confirms Adeleke sat for its examination in 1981