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Health News of Thursday, 23 September 2021

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Cholera killed 329 Kano residents in six months – Govt

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Kano State has so far recorded a total of 11,475 suspected cholera cases from March to date with no fewer than 329 deaths.

The state Disease Surveillance and Notification Officer, Sulaiman Iliyasu, disclosed this on Wednesday during a media sensitisation on COVID-19 pandemic and cholera outbreak.

He said the cases were reported across the 44 local government areas of the state.Iliyasu said 31 cases were still receiving treatment from three local government areas as of  Tuesday, September 21.

The officer disclosed that Sumaila LGA had the highest number with over 2,000 cases. According to him, Bichi and Gwarzo local government areas were second and third in the prevalence, while Kunchi and Dala local governments have the least number of cases.

“Kano State has the population of over 15.3 million, the attack rate is 0.074 per cent,” he said.

He said that the state government had distributed drugs to contain the spread of the disease.On the Covid-19 pandemic, the state Director, Public Health and Disease Control, Dr Ashir Rajab, said that over 98,000 samples had been taken for laboratory tests. Rajab said that about 4,000 cases were confirmed positive, 3,900 cases had been discharged and about 119 persons died as a result of the disease.