Breaking: 20 Dead As Cholera Hits 322 in Bauchi

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At least 20 people have died while 322 have been infected with cholera following the  of the disease in Bauchi state.

State commissioner of health Dr Aliyu Maigoro disclosed this Tuesday while briefing newsmen on the epidemic at the ministry of health headquarters Bauchi.

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Maigoro explained that nine of the people  died hailed from Bauchi local , four in Misau, three in Ningi, three in Toro and one person in Giade local governments.

He said the ministry through the state primary  development agency responded immediately having been notified of the disease to avoid its spread to other  in the state.

Maigoro added that other response actions so far conducted by the ministry to tackle the disease include establishment of the state  emergency operation centre and  centres in all general hospitals of the affected local  areas.

“Four cholera  units have been activated in Bauchi metropolis in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University  (ATBUTH), urban maternity and primary health centre Kandahar.

“Drugs and consumables have been provided to all the  sites in the state. Doctors, nurses and paramedics have been mobilized to provide care to the ,” he said.

The commissioner also noted that chlorination of wells and decontamination of households would be done in the affected local  areas.