Cholera outbreak kills 14 in Borno State
The outbreak of Cholera followed the heavy rainfall which flooded the IDP compound, worsening an already poor sanitary condition.
LAGOS - A cholera outbreak in an IDP camp at Muna garage in Borno State has killed 14 people while 230 people are currently on admission.
To curtail the spread, the United Nations has opened an emergency hospital in the camp where patients are currently being admitted and treated.
The outbreak of Cholera followed the heavy rainfall which flooded the IDP compound worsening an already poor sanitary condition.
Commissioner of Health in Borno state, Doctor Mshelia Haruna said the first indication of the disease emerged three weeks ago.
“For the last three weeks, we’ve had problems of diarrhoea and vomiting, particularly in this camp. So far, apart from the treatment centre, almost 80% patient are almost ready for discharge.”
Peter Lundberg, UN deputy Humanitarian Coordinator has promised that all the UN agencies will continue to provide support to curb the spread of the disease.
“The only thing that we can do from the United Nations side is really through the partners of UNICEF and WHO and others to really support.”