Cholera: Death toll rises to 17 in Niger, Kogi (Punch)

Cholera: Death toll rises to 17 in Niger, Kogi (Punch)

Death toll has risen to 17 in Niger and Kogi states in the last five days with a reported case of 72 victims in the two states.

Two deaths were recorded in Lokoja, Kogi State, over the weekend while the Niger State Ministry of Health on Monday reported that 15 people lost their lives in Bida Local Government Area of Niger State. While speaking with our correspondent, an Epidemiologist with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Yennan Sebastin, said, “We had a rapid diagnostic test which confirmed cholera within Lokoja metropolis, a total of 13 suspected cases, three of them positive and two have died so far,” he said. Read more

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