Outbreak of diarrhoea hits Borno

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Diarrhoea hits Borno State

Borno state government has raised the alarm over the outbreak of diarrhoea, reporting 1,068 cases.

The f Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) hit 10 local government areas of the state.

Dr. Haruna Mshelia, the Commissioner for Health, said in Maiduguri on that the ministry and other partners were already responding to the incident.

He said that 25 patients were hospitalized at the Benisheikh Hospital, Dala and El-Miskin treatment centres.

The commissioner said no cases of death had been recorded so far.

“No one has died yet from AWD. Out of the 100 cases of diarrhoea reported early this year, we had one or two cases of cholera at Baga Doro, Borno state,” he said.

Mshelia attributed the outbreak to poor hygiene practice and abuse of the environment.


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