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Cholera Kills 175 Nigerians In 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna

Nigeria has lost 175 people to cholera outbreaks in 2021 across twenty-three local government areas of Kaduna States.

Dr Amina Muhammed-Baloni, the Commissioner of Health in Kaduna state, has said that cholera outbreaks killed 175 people across the 23 Local Government Areas of Kaduna State in 2021.

Baloni spoke when receiving cholera testing equipment donated by the World Health Organisation to the state in Kaduna, which were meant for the Zonal Cholera Laboratory located at the Late Yusuf Dantsofo Memorial Hospital in Tugun-Wada.

Dr Baloni told journalists that Kaduna witnessed  175 deaths due to cholera outbreaks in 2021, as almost all the 23 local government areas in the state were hit by the disease.

She said the donation by the world health body will go a long way to enhance the containment of the disease in the state.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary, Adamu Mohammed-Mansir, Baloni said  “as far the issue of cholera was concerned in 2021, virtually all the local government areas had cases of cholera and casualties.

“We recorded some deaths from the cholera epidemics. 175 people died from the disease in the state,” the Commissioner said.

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