About 906 fresh cases of cholera have been recorded in the state with 61 deaths while 50 others are still on admission in hospitals across the state, the Yobe State government confirms.
Dr. Muhammad Kawuwa, the Commissioner for Health, made this known in a statement in Damaturu the state capital.
According to him, Acute Water Diarrhea (AWD) cases were recorded in some areas of the state and later confirmed to be cholera after laboratory tests.
He revealed that some of the AWD cases were caused by Vibrio bacteria, which causes cholera.
Daily Post reports that the commissioner revealed that 906 cases were recorded in six councils of the state including Gujba, Gulani, Damaturu, Fune, Potiskum and Nangere in two months.
He said, “Over 795 patients were successfully treated and discharged, 50 are still on admission in various health facilities across the state.”