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We’ve surmounted cholera outbreak in Gombe: Govt

The commissioner urged the public to ensure they consumed only clean food and water which he described as a preventative measure.

• June 16, 2021
Cholera patients
A photo of cholera patients used to illustrate the story [Photo credit: The New York Times]

The Gombe State Government says the cholera outbreak in one community in Akko Local Government Area has been surmounted.

Dr Habu Dahiru, the state’s Commissioner for Health, on Wednesday declared Kalajanga community free from cholera.

Mr Dahiru had on May 27 declared that cholera had broken out in the Kalajanga community.

The cholera outbreak claimed seven lives with 61 persons hospitalised, treated and discharged.

The commissioner urged the general public to ensure they consumed only clean food and water which he described as a preventative measure.

He said the state surveillance team of the ministry of health would continue to be alert to prevent recurrence. 


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