Diarrhoea outbreak kills two children, 82 others hospitalised in Kaduna

Written by on February 5, 2018

No fewer than two children have allegedly died and 82 others hospitalised following an outbreak of diarrhoea with vomiting in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

It was learnt that the outbreak was recorded in Kafanchan and neighbouring villages of Katsit, Takau and Katsak.

The Disease Control Officer at the local government, Abdullmumin Bala, confirmed the development to News men on Monday in Kafanchan.

He said the affected children, ages one to five, were receiving treatment in different health facilities in the area.

Bala explained that the health department of the council had already created awareness on the disease and would undertake water treatment in affected areas to curb its spread.

Also, the Local Council Administrator, Yusuf Mu’azu, said the health department has taken rapid control measures to arrest the situation.

He expressed satisfaction that the situation has been brought under control and urged people not to panic.

When contacted, the Director of Health in the local council, Mrs. Sarah Dadai, said the 82 children admitted at Kafanchan Primary Healthcare Centre have been treated and discharged.

“This followed prompt intervention measures put in place by authorities of Jema’a local government and the Kaduna State Ministry of Health to arrest the situation.

“Additional drugs have been dispatched to the health facility where the affected children were admitted to forestall further cases,” she said.

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