So Sad as 12 Die of Cholera in Adamawa State

Twelve people have died of cholera in northeast Nigeria’s
Adamawa state, the health commissioner said on Wednesday,
in the latest outbreak of the disease in the region.

The outbreak has infected 142 people in Mubi district since
Sunday, Ahmad Sajo told AFP.
“We have recorded 12 deaths from (a) cholera outbreak in
Mubi north and Mubi south local government areas in the past
four days,” he said.

“A total of 142 people were infected and medical teams have
been dispatched to the affected communities to contain the
rapid spread of the disease,” Sajo said.
He said the medical teams were yet to find out the cause of
the outbreak.

Cholera is caused by a bacterium transmitted through
contaminated food or drinking water. It causes acute
diarrhoea, with children particularly at risk.
Water-borne diseases are a constant threat because of a lack
of adequate sanitation as well as stagnant groundwater
during the rainy season in Nigeria.

Last month 13 people were killed in a similar outbreak in nearby
Yobe state, which the authorities blamed on contaminated

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