From Umar Dankano Yola
Twelve people have been confirmed dead and one hundred and Thirty four 134 others are being treated as a result of cholera outbreak in Mubi North and Mubi South Local Government Areas of Adamawa state.
Incidence Manager for Emergency Operations Centre,EOC and Director Public Health in the state Ministry of Health,Dr, Bwalki Barem Dilli disclosed the development in Yola Tuesday saying that, medical personnel from the Ministry in partnership with Who Health Organisation,WHO have since been drafted to the area.
Dr.Dilli told journalists that the report of the suspected outbreak became apparent last week when the Mubi General Hospital recorded high profile cases of vomiting and stooling (Diarrhoea) from affected patients who went for medical attention.
Dilli explained that the Ministry in conjunction with its partners have collected eleven (11) stool samples from the victims and taken for proper investigation at the Maiduguri Teaching Hospital in Borno state.
He stated that an emergency operation centre has been opened to collected data on people suspected to be affected with the epidemic stressing that a tool free lines (08031230359MTN and 070 80601139 AIRTEL) have been established for reports as well as contact for complaints
On the preventive measures to be taken by populace,Dr.Dilli stated that personal and environmental hygiene are highly advised “People need to be washing their hands after answering the call of nature and stop defection in an open space .
“Our tool free lines are there for people to call and report cases in their communities for rapid response from us which includes; 080312330359(MTN) and 07080601139(AIRTEL) respectively, “ Dilli highlighted.