September 19, 2021

Borno declares cholera outbreak after death of 43 persons

The Borno state government on Tuesday declared an outbreak of Cholera in the state.

The declaration followed the death of 43 persons who suffered from the disease across seven local governments of the state.

Juliana Bitrus, the Borno State Commissioner for Health, said 559 suspected cases have so far been recorded but only 57 out of that number were hospitalized.

According to her, the outbreak was detected in seven local governments, including Gwoza, Kaga, Hawul, Magumeri, Damboa, Maiduguri Metropolitan Council and Jere.

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