About twenty people have died following Cholerae outbreak in nine out of the twenty local government areas of Bauchi State.
The figure is among the three hundred and twenty two reported cases of Gastroenteritis with one hundred and forty seven in Bauchi local government area.
The state Commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro gave the figure during a Press Briefing in Bauchi.
Dr Aliyu Maigoro said the affected local government areas include Bauchi, Darazo, Ganjuwa, Giade, Misau, Ningi, Shira, Toro, and Warji.
“When we heard of the first outbreak, Rapid Response Team went into these communities, initially it was in Magami, a community in Bura town of Ningi, but later there are reported cases even in Bauchi, Darazo, Ganjuwa, Giade, Misau, Shira and Warji local government areas, bringing up to a total of nine LGAs in the State reported cases of Diarrhea” he said.
According to him, a State Public Health Emergency Operation Centre and four Isolation centres have been activated in Bauchi metropolis.
“There are four Isolation centres here in the metropolis namely: ATBUTH, Specialist Hospital, Urban Maternity Kofar Ran, and PHC Kandahar” Dr Maigoro stated.
The Commissioner further disclosed that additional isolation centres are underway in all the General Hospitals across the twenty local government areas of the state to ensure full case management.
Dr. Maigoro who advised people to ensure personal and environmental hygiene, commended the state government and development partners for their support towards curtailing the disease.