Cholera: 24 new cases recorded in Adamawa

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Cholera Outbreak

By yakubu Uba

Adamawa state Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed 24 new cases of cholera in  about four Local government areas in the state.

A statement on cholera update issued by the Information Officer of the ministry, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, named the Local government  areas as  Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South ..

It said that no death had been recorded with the  new cases.

It added that 10 cases were recorded in Mubi South, eight in Maiha and six in Mubi North.

According to the statement, the epidemiological summary of the cases from May 1 to June 22 shows that 1,388 cases with 25 deaths were recorded in the four affected local government areas of Hong, Maiha, Mubi North and Mubi South.

Hong with fatality rate of zero per cent recorded seven cases with no death, Maiha also has fatality rate of zero per cent with 16 cases recorded with no death.

Mubi North has 557 cases with 13 deaths or fatality rate of 2.1 per cent, while Mubi South with fatality rate of 1.5 per cent recorded 808 cases with 12 deaths. (NAN)

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