Cholera Kills 18 Persons In Borno
With the four more people that have died of cholera in Borno State, this takes the number of deaths from cholera outbreak in the North East state to 18 from 14, as 300 new cases were recorded from September 5 to 7, 2018.
This is just as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA), said that the 680 cases of suspected Cholera were recorded in eight local government areas of the State.
The National public information officer, UN-OCHA, Abiodun Banire, in a statement in Maiduguri yesterday stated that the 300 additional cases were recorded in eight new councils.
According to the statement, the fatality rate stood at 2.6 per cent, after the state’s Ministry of Health had declared the outbreak on September 5, 2018.
On reported cases, Banire stated: “The first suspected cases were recorded on August 19, 2018 in the following councils: Jere (218 including two deaths), Magumeri (156 including four deaths) and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (141 including five deaths).
“Others are Chibok (85 including three deaths), Konduga (38 including three deaths), Kaga (28 including one death), Damboa (eight) and Shani (six).
“The response health teams requested additional resource mobilisation to match the speed of the outbreak in other places.
“Additional resources are urgently needed to strengthen the response for timely containment of the outbreak.“
Health partners are using existing resources from regular emergency operations, which are not enough for a full-scale response and in case of a spread of the outbreak to other areas,” Banire explained.