August 16, 2018

2 die of diarrhea, 82 hospitalised in Kaduna (Guardian)

2 die of diarrhea, 82 hospitalised in Kaduna (Guardian)

No fewer than two children have died and 82 others hospitalized following an outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) learnt that the outbreak was recorded in Kafanchan and neighbouring villages of Katsit, Takau and Katsak.

Abdullmumin Bala, the Disease Control Officer of the Local Government confirmed the development to NAN on Monday in Kafanchan.

He said that the affected children aged 1-5, were receiving treatment in different health facilities in the area.

Bala explained that the health department of the Council had already created awareness on the disease and would undertake water treatment in affected areas to curb the spread. Read more

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