At least two children have been confirmed dead and a host of others hospitalized as a result of a current outbreak of cholera in Takur area in Dutse local government area of Jigawa state.
Addressing newsmen in in his office at Dutse yesterday, September 24, 2014 the state commissioner for health Dr. Tafida Abubakar confirmed the outbreak of the epidemic
Abubakar said the incident happened as a result of unhygienic environment caused by failure of electricity connection to provide enough and hygienic water for use in the area.
“We recorded about 56 cases now in the area that were in Dutse general hospital and police clinic for an urgent medical attention,”Abubakar told The Sun.
It was also learnt that the condition of the people affected by the outbreak is getting worse by day since it hit the state over weekend.
Abubakar while speaking on the measures they have applied to curb further spread of the epidemic revealed that they had sealed an agreement with state’s sole administrator of Environment and Protection Agency to help clean the state.