• Ebonyi: 2 die in fresh cholera outbreak

    Ebonyi: 2 die in fresh cholera outbreak

    Two persons are feared dead in a fresh cholera outbreak in Ebeta Community of Effium, Ohaukwu council area of Ebonyi State.

    Commissioner for Health, Dr. Daniel Umezuruike confirmed it but said the case has not been properly confirmed to be cholera. He addded that the state government has taken intervention materials to the community.

    Umezuruike said the state government swung into action immediately the case was brought to the ministry’s notice.

    “We have gone into the community and carried out sensitisation. We are […]

  • 6 die in cholera outbreak in Lagos

    6 die in cholera outbreak in Lagos

    Six people have died of choera in Lagos while 45 cases have line-listed by the Epidemiology Unit of the Lagos State Ministry of Health.

     

    The ministry has also raised the alarm over upsurge of diarhoea diseases in some communities in Isolo Local Council Development Authority (LCDA).

    Briefing the media, yesterday, Health Commissioner, Dr Jide Idris said ano-rectal swabs, which were collected from 15 cases and taken to the Central Public Health Laboratory, Yaba showed that, initially, there were no growths.

    However, continuous culture […]

  • Cholera outbreak in Jigawa

    Cholera outbreak in Jigawa

    No fewer than twenty-five people were reported dead as a result of cholera outbreak in Aran village in Dutse municipal council, Jigawa State.

    The outbreak, said an eyewitness, was as a result of lack of good drinking water, as the inhabitants of the village depended largely on a nearby contaminated stream.

    Investigations have revealed that the outbreak engulf the village few weeks ago, claiming lives of people mostly children below the ages of five, adults, and women.

    It added that the outbreak claimed […]

  • Cholera hits Delta, kills 30

    Cholera hits Delta, kills 30

    Report revealed that at least 30 people have been killed in the latest cholera outbreak in Isoko South community of Nigeria’s oil-rich Delta State, a health official said Monday.
    Steven Ofili, chief epidemiologist at the Delta State health ministry, said prompt response and physical attention of health workers had curbed the spread of the disease.
    According to the official, people of the local community had been facing challenges of cholera disease since 2010, when their main source of drinking water was polluted.
    He […]

  • Cholera outbreak hits several people in Enugu, Minister donates drugs worth N500k

    Cholera outbreak hits several people in Enugu, Minister donates drugs worth N500k

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    Although no life has been reportedly lost, efforts has been intensified by the Enugu State government to contain the outbreak of cholera which occurred leaving several people hospitalized in Nsukka, Udenu and Igboeze South Local Government areas of the state.
    Commissioner for Health, Dr. George Eze, who lead a team of health workers from his ministry and representatives of the UNICEF and World Health Organization, WHO, visited the affected patients in the […]