Cholera Outbreak: 300 Hospitalised in Kano

December 15, 2013 4:05 AM

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Over 300 people have been hospitalised in Kano state following an outbreak of cholera disease in various local government areas in the state.

It would be recalled that, it was reported during the week that the disease causing an unrestrained stooling and vomiting had killed ten persons while 70 were recorded hospitalised.

Confirming the report to newsmen, the State Commissioner for Health, Abubakar Labaran Yusuf represented by the Deputy Director at the state Ministry of Health, Public Health and Disease Control, Dr. Tijjani Hussein said, the problem is getting out of hand at the Zana hospital as the hospital alone cannot accommodate the number of the overcrowded patients.

Hussein said, though some cases at the Zana hospital are not cholera but advised that people should rush their relatives who are vomiting or passing stool to the nearest hospital.

However, the state government has appealed to residents to report any case of gastroenteritis to the nearest hospital for quick response and urged people to always observe personal and environmental hygiene to prevent the spread of the disease.

Gastroenteritis or infectious diarrhoea is a medical condition characterized by inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves both the stomach and the small intestine, resulting in some combination of diarrhoea, vomiting, and abdominal pain and cramping.


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