No fewer than 20 persons have died from cholera outbreak in Bauchi State.
Commissioner for Health Dr. Aliyu Maigoro confirmed this at a briefing yesterday.
According to him, the index case was a 37-year-old housewife, who was admitted at the Burra General Hospital on April 24, 2021 in Ningi Local Government Area.
He said upon her admission, it was discovered there was an outbreak of a similar disease in neighbouring communities like Sumaila and other council areasof Kano State, which may have spread to Bauchi.
The woman was said to have complained of abdominal pain, watery diarrhoea and vomiting which was successfully managed before she was later discharged alongside others.
He said further that nine local government areas in the state recorded a total of 322 cases within one month, adding that the case fatality rate is now 6.2 percent.
The commissioner said following intensive surveillance by the officials of the ministry through the State Primary Healthcare Development Agency, cases were detected in Warji, Bauchi, Giade and Toro local government areas of the state.