Suspected Cholera outbreak kills 12 people in Adamawa

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A suspected cholera outbreak has claimed twelve lives in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa.

Dr. Bwalki Dilli, the Head of Emergency Operation Centre and Director Public Health in the ministry, made this known to journalists in Yola on Tuesday.

He said about suspected 134 cases had so far been reported from the two local government areas.

Dilli, however, noted that the samples had been taken to a reference laboratory for further investigation and the results were being awaited.

“For now we are in a period of suspected cholera outbreak in two local government areas of Mubi North and Mubi South.

“We quickly rushed to the local government areas and conducted our investigation. We carried out some basic laboratory tests.

“We took stool samples from 11 patients and all the 11 were positive for cholera. But it’s just rapid diagnostic test; it’s not confirmatory,” Dilli said.

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