ADAMAWA STATE RECORDS 13 CASES OF CHOLERA
Reports indicate that about 13 Cholera cases have been recorded in Adamawa State.
This was disclosed b Abdullahi Isa, the State’s Commissioner for Health and Human Services, on Tuesday.
The Commissioner said three cases were confirmed to be positive, while 10 were found negative.
“On June 30, 2021, a confirmed case of cholera was reported in Gogora community of Girei LGA following PCR testing at the NCDC laboratory in Abuja,” he said.
“Subsequently, suspected cases were reported in Yola South and Yola North Local Government Areas which turned out to be negative after test.
“We thank God, no single death was recorded and all the victims were treated.”
He however noted that a Cholera treatment centre has ben setup in the State. The Commissioner added that ambulances and supply of commodities have since commenced through both government and partners to drive the response effectively.
“Government has identified environmental sanitation as an important intervention that can change the narrative when properly implemented with full community participation,” he said.
“Also, cholera treatment is free and government has commenced chlorination of water points in affected areas and beyond.”
He said the cases had declined in the state, but transmission risk factors such as poor environmental hygiene may trigger the epidemic.
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