Yobe govt declares cholera outbreak over

Yobe state government has officially declared the cholera outbreak recorded in the state over, saying no cholera case has been reported for three weeks and all the samples from suspected cases had tested negative.
The state commissioner for Health, Dr Mohammed Bello Kawuwa, who disclosed this at a press conference, on Tuesday in Damaturu, said the outbreak was first reported on March 28, 2018 in Gashua, Bade local government council, and subsequently spread to Yusufari, Jakusko, Karasuwa and Bursari local government areas.

He told reporters at a press conference in Damaturu that the outbreak was first reported in Gashua, Bade local government area on 28th March, 2018, and spread to Karasuwa, Jakusko, Yusufari, and Bursari local government areas.

“A total number of 404 cases including 16 associated deaths with a case fatality ratio of 3.7 per cent was recorded with Bade local government having 379 cases, Karasuwa 16, Jakusko four, Yusufari three and Bursari two,” he said.

Kawuwa revealed that the state has established a cholera treatment center in General Hospital Gashua, with support from World Health Organisation (WHO) to curtail the reoccurrance of its outbreak.

He thanked the state governor,  Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, UN agencies, all humanitarian actors,  religious and traditional rulers for their contributions in the fight against the cholera outbreak.(Daily Trust) 

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