Cholera kills 30 people in Zamfara
Tragedy as thirty people have reportedly died of cholera in Zamfara state.
Sources at the ministry of health in the state said its health agencies have been battling to contain the outbreak with many persons hospitalised over the disease.
An official of the ministry also disclosed that 2,600 persons have been affected with Bakura, Bungudu, Tsafe, Gusau, Zurmi, Kaura Namoda and Birnin Magaji LGAs of the state worst hit.
A project coordinator assistant for Medecins Sans Frontieres, an international medical humanitarian organisation, was said to have also confirmed the outbreak, adding that the organisation was helping to control the situation.
“MSF Spain is already on ground. We have opened a CTU at General Hospital Zurmi. All cholera cases have been asked to be referred to the centres,” the source was quoted to have said.
“Our major headache in this issue is Bakura local government area because the area is not covered by MSF.”
Zamfara is one of many states in Nigeria battling with cholera outbreak.
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