Cholera-Death toll in Katsina surpasses 150

The Nation reports that Shamsudeen Yahaya, Executive Secretary, Katsina Primary Health Care Development Agency (PHCDA) has revealed that over 150 people have died as a result of the outbreak in the state.

He said at least 5,677 cases have been reported since the outbreak in the state.

Yahaya said the figures were gathered from hospitals and other primary health care centres in the state, adding that the casualty figure could be higher since some victims, particularly those in the rural areas, do not visit the hospitals.

He advised residents to avoid unhygienic practices, dumping of refuse indiscriminately.

He further said:

“As of Thursday, September 2, we had 5,677 cases of cholera covering the 34 local government areas of the state.

“When people engage in indiscriminate dumping of refuse, indiscriminate open defecation, there is bound to be spread of diseases such as cholera.”

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