About 16 people have been killed by Cholera and 176 others infected in Adamawa and Kano states, a medical official said on Wednesday. While 12 have been confirmed dead in Adamawa, four others have been killed, following a fresh cholera outbreak at Wulari settlement in the Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano State.
“So far, 12 people have died from the disease and there are many more cases,” said the Medical Director of the General Hospital, Mubi, Ezra Sakawa.
“We have little manpower to deal with an outbreak of such magnitude,” Sakawa said, adding that nurses were on strike.
Also, the Director of Public Health in the Adamawa State Ministry of Health, Dr. Bwalki Dilli, has said that the number of those infected by cholera in Mubi had increased from 134 to 176.
In Kano, one of the parents of the deceased, Mallam Mohammadu Auwal, told newsmen that two of his children Izeru Auwal, 11, and 10-year-old Abdullahi Auwal, were hospitalised, after exhibiting the symptoms of cholera.
“They were vomiting and passing watery stool at the same time. We rushed them to the Yusuf Maitama Hospital in Konar Dawaki, Kano where they eventually died,” Auwal said.
Also, one Suleiman Jingi told newsmen on Wednesday that he lost two of his children, Aisha Jibril, age three and four-year-old Suleiman to cholera.