The government of Borno State in north-east Nigeria says 14 people have died and 380 others hospitalized following the latest cholera outbreak.
Statistics from the Borno State Ministry of Health indicate the cholera outbreak in 8 local government areas (LGAs) of the State, which is also an active theatre of war between government forces and Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram.
“Since the outbreak started on 19 August 2018, cases have been recorded in the Magumeri, Chibok, Maiduguri Metropolitan, Konduga, Kaga, Jere, Damboa and Shani LGAs. Of the 380 cases, 250 have been treated, mostly with in-patient care, and discharged,” the ministry said.
At least 200 community health workers have been deployed to search for cholera cases at the household level. The United Nations is also sponsoring radio broadcasts in English, Hausa and Kanuri to sensitize people in the affected LGAs about the risks of cholera.
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