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Cholera Outbreak: 12 Dead; 100 Feared Infected In Adamawa

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Cholera Kills 12 in Mubi ( Photo File)

Cholera Hits Insurgence Derailed Mubi Town Of Adamawa, Kills 12 While Over 100 Contend With the Disease.

About twelve people have died from Cholera outbreak, while another 100 others might have been infected by the disease in Mubi town of Adamawa State, Dr. Ezra Sakawa, the medical director of the General Hospital in the town has confirmed.

“So far 12 people have died from the disease and there are many more.

“We have little medical personnel to deal with an outbreak of this magnitude because nurses are on strike.”

Naija News reports that Mubi has been at the receiving end of incessant Boko Haram attacks of late and many of the residents of the community are still struggling with economic realities of life after insurgency attacks made them lose nearly everything.

Sun reports that  the two major tertiary institutions of Adamawa State University and Federal Polytechnic Mubi located in the centre of the city stand a high chance of  the infection  if the disease is not checked on time but as it stands right now, the medical staff are facing an uphill task in curtailing the outbreak.

Those conditions are ripe for any outbreak of disease, such as cholera, to be deadly on a wide scale, humanitarian workers say.

Naija News also reports that some parts in the North, such as Yobe and Kaduna have been threatened by Cholera recently.

Source: Naija News

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