No fewer  than two people were killed in a cholera  outbreak  at a facility  where ex-Boko  Haram fighters are camped  in  Maiduguri, Borno State.

 

This was released through  Zuwaira Gambo, the State Commissioner for women affairs and social development.

 

According to Gambo, health personnel  have confirmed  the  demise of  two people of the disease.

Debunking the reports of several deaths recorded , she insisted that ‘’only two  persons died’’, adding  that the figures being quoted  on the issue  were unfounded’’

 

 

 

 

She said,’’ I don’t  know where  this figure is coming from, but  I can assure you  that what we  have was two  deaths’’.

 

 

 

 

 

According to her, officials  from  the State Ministry of  Health  have moved  to the facility  to fumigate  the premises  and evacuate  others  diagnosed with cholera for proper quarantine.

 

 

‘’Officials from  the Health Ministry have moved in , everyone  is on ground  to ensure  that the situation  is  brought  under control,’’ she said.

Cholera  is an acute diarrheal ailment caused  by infection  of the intestine with  Vibrio cholera bacteria.

 

 

 

 

 

People  can  contract cholera  when they  swallow food   or drink water  c  contaminated  with cholera bacteria. The infection  is often mild or without  symptoms , but can  sometimes  be severe and life threatening.

 

(Daily trust)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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