Three persons have died and 224 others hospitalised following a fresh outbreak of cholera in three local governments in Adamawa State.
The outbreak of cholera is an epidemic governments dread in the rainy season
Adamawa state is having it’s fair share with a sharp rise in numbers of person infected since the disease broke out last month.
The state government and partner agencies like the World Health Organisation, UNICEF, the International Committee of the Red Cross as well as the International Organization for Migration, are now working round the clock to contain the disease.
They have reached out to the affected places in Yola North, Yola South and Girei.
The Director of Primary Health in the state’s Ministry of Health is grateful to partnership agencies for wading in at this critical period.
The survivors of the disease shared their experiences with Tvcnews.
The residents of the state are happy the state government was able to learn from its experiences last year and move quickly to contain the spread of the disease.
Cholera is caused by contaminated water, inadequate water treatment, poor sanitation, and poor hygiene.