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3 Dead as Cholera Outbreak Hits Borno Community
Date Posted: 16/Apr/2018
No fewer than three persons have been confirmed in fresh cholera outbreak in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno, the Commissioner for Health, Haruna Mshelia has said.
Mshelia made the disclosure when the Director General, World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Ghebrayesus, visited the WHO’s Emergency and Response Centre on Friday in Maiduguri.
According to him, about 700 cases of cholera were recorded in Baga, Doron Baga and Kukawa in the past weeks.
Mshelia said the state government in the past six months conducted vaccination to control the disease.
The commissioner added that the state government, with the support from WHO and other organisations, had also executed various programmes to control, hepatitis E, malaria, polio, measles, meningitis and other diseases.
Mr Ghebrayesus assured of WHO’s commitment to contain the spread of cholera, polio and other diseases in the state.
He said: “The current cholera outbreak was recorded in areas where vaccination was not conducted. The outbreak would be analysed to avert future ocurrence.”
By: Ameh Comrade Godwin 
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