This Day (Lagos)

10 January 2014

Nigeria: 71 Lives Lost to Cholera Outbreak in Kano

Photo: Nancy Palus/IRIN
A man washes his hands during cholera prevention session (file photo).

The Project Director of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in the Federal Ministry of Health, Professor AbdulSalam Nasidi disclosed on Friday that no fewer than 71 people have died since the first cases of outbreak of Cholera reported on November 6th, 2013 in Kano state.

Professor AbdulSalam Nasidi said that a total of 2165 cases were recorded from 22 local government areas of Kano state, adding that Fagge local government area recorded highest number of death with 12 lives lost.

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